BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Council passed two bills Monday that will help hospitality workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the bills will require businesses to re-hire laid-off employees once they reopen, while the other ensures hotels keep their staff if ownership changes hands.

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Hotel workers held several rallies in support of the legislation.

It’s unclear whether Mayor Young will sign them into law.

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CBS Baltimore Staff