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ORDINANCE NO. 2018-4207 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE <br />CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 62 OF THE <br />CITY CODE, ENTITLED "HUMAN RELATIONS," BY CREATING <br />ARTICLE VI THEREOF, TO BE ENTITLED "PROTECTION OF HOTEL <br />AND HOSTEL EMPLOYEES FROM ASSAULT AND SEXUAL <br />HARASSMENT," TO PROVIDE REGULATIONS REGARDING THE <br />PERSONAL SAFETY OF CERTAIN HOTEL AND HOSTEL <br />EMPLOYEES; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES; <br />AND PROVIDING FOR REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, <br />AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, hotel and hostel employees are vital contributors to the community of the <br />City of Miami Beach, and the hospitality industry is a profitable and important component of the <br />City's economy that receives substantial taxpayer support; and <br />WHEREAS, due to the unique nature of their work, including work performed alone (or <br />alone with a guest) in a guest room, certain hotel and hostel employees are subjected to a <br />higher risk of harassment and violence on the job; and <br />WHEREAS, as a vast majority of hotel and hostel employees are women, the safety and <br />harassment risks within the hospitality industry are of greater concern; and <br />WHEREAS, by adopting certain workplace safety protections, the hospitality industry <br />can improve the personal safety and security of hotel and hostel employees; and <br />WHEREAS, the City has determined that it is appropriate and necessary to protect <br />employees in the hospitality industry from assault and sexual harassment; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed regulations promote the public health, safety, and welfare of <br />the City, and should be adopted to accomplish the above objectives. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION <br />OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. Chapter 62 of the Code of the City Miami Beach is hereby amended to create <br />Article VI thereof, to be entitled "Protection of Hotel Employees from Assault and Sexual <br />Harassment," as follows: <br />CHAPTER 62 <br />HUMAN RELATIONS <br />* <br />Article VI. Protection of Hotel and Hostel Employees from <br />Assault and Sexual Harassment. <br />