Tag: Seattle

Seattle Minimum Wage Increase for 2019 On October 2, 2018, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announced that the city’s minimum wage will increase in 2019 as follows: $16 per hour for all large employers (with more than 500 workers worldwide). $15 per hour for small employers (with 500 or fewer employees). Small employers…

Seattle Eliminates Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities On April 2, 2018, the Seattle City Council announced the elimination of the city’s subminimum wage for workers with disabilities, requiring that all Seattle workers earn at least the city’s minimum wage. The law became effective April 2, 2018. Read the announcement

Question: We have employees in Seattle and would like detailed information about the “Ban the Box” law and how it might impact us. Answer: Seattle’s “Job Assistance Ordinance” became effective November 1, 2013 and regulates employers’ use of arrest and conviction records when making employment decisions regarding individuals who perform work in the city of…