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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is currently in the review process for revisions to Chapter 90 Rules for Seattle's Minimum Wage Ordinance ( SMC 14.19 ). The revisions reflect legislation establishing OLS as an independent office, changes resulting from the Wage Theft Prevention and Harmonization Ordinance of 2015 , revisions to Washington State's ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Administrative Rules proposed for City of Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) has proposed Administrative Rules for Seattle's Secure Scheduling Ordinance ( SMC 14.22 ). Members of the public have until Tuesday, March 28 to comment on these proposed rules. The Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance A pplies To: Retail and food services establishments ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The minimum wage will be $11 per hour in 2017 The minimum wage applies to all jobs, including agriculture. Employers must pay employees age 16 and older at least $11 per hour in 2017. Employers are allowed to pay 85 percent of the minimum wage to employees under age. For 2017, this rate is $9.35 per hour. Seattle, Tacoma, and the City of SeaTac currently have higher minimum wage rates. The local ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Paid sick leave requirements Starting January 1, 2018 , employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Accrual Paid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked as an employee. An employee is entitled to use accrued paid sick leave beginning on the 90th calendar day after the start of employment. ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Fair Chance Employment Ordinance "Seattle's Fair Chance Employment (FCE) Ordinance restricts how employers can use conviction and arrest records during the hiring process and course of employment within [Seattle] city limits." This ordinance went into effect November 1, 2013. It was formerly the Job Assistance Ordinance (JAO) renamed in January to the FCE. The Law: Prohibits ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST) Requires employers to provide paid sick and safe time for employees. PSST can be used for an employee's absence from work due to illness, medical appointments, or critical safety issue, including domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The ordinance applies to all employers with more than four full-time equivalent employees. All employees are ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Seattle Wage Theft Ordinance On December 2, 2014, Mayor Murray signed an ordinance that provides Seattle workers with additional protections from wage theft. The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) can investigate workers’ complaints of nonpayment of wages and tips. The Administrative Wage Theft Ordinance creates an administrative process for addressing wage theft complaints but does not ...read more
Categories: Political
Thursday, October 27, 2016
COSTCO Business visits WSCC The WSCC is always on the lookout for tips that reduce cost for businesses. Recently Costco Business (located in Fife) visited and we found they now deliver to West Seattle each week. The variety and quantity of office, event, restaurant, and miscellaneous business supplies is much different than the Costco we visit for groceries. Delivery is $25 and we have vouchers ...read more
Categories: Chamber