Adult entertainment ordinance strengthens worker protections
The City Council has strengthened an ordinance that improves working conditions in the adult entertainment field. Following concerns about physical safety and well-being involving unsanitary conditions, tripping hazards, wage theft and other issues, the ordinance requires worker protections including:
- Standard cleaning procedures for the work environment and shared areas.
- Seating made of cleanable material.
- Rules posted for customer conduct.
- Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination materials available.
- Workers’ rights posted.
- Workers given copies of their contracts.
- Security cameras covering all areas where entertainers interact with customers.
- Tripping hazards eliminated.
- Managers and owners not accepting tips from entertainers.
- No manager or security staff employed who have a criminal domestic violence-related offense conviction within five years.
- No retaliation allowed against workers for reporting violations.
Staff developed this ordinance over two years with research on best practices, outreach to businesses and entertainers, and cooperation with the Sex Workers Outreach Project and the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC).
Find out more about the adult entertainment ordinance here.
Aug. 23, 2019
Published Aug 23, 2019