Seattle Releases Minimum Wage Posting

Seattle’s new minimum wage takes effect April 1, 2015, and the City released the posting required for Seattle workplaces.

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Beginning April 1, 2015, Seattle minimum wage workers will receive an increase to $11 per hour thanks to the new Seattle Minimum Wage. The wage will increase in stages, reaching $15 per hour in 2017 for employers with more than 500 employees. The posting will be revised annually with the latest scheduled increases.

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Read more: Seattle Minimum Wage Schedule


Is the Seattle Minimum Wage Enforceable?

Reports indicate that the City of Seattle might not be in a position to enforce the new Seattle minimum wage ordinance. The Seattle Office of Labor Standards is responsible for enforcement of the ordinance, but as a newly created arm of the Seattle Office of Civil Rights (SOCR), it currently doesn’t have a director even after a national search.

The Office’s initial focus for its inaugural budget is “educating the community on the new minimum wage rules” – and not on enforcement. But wise employers know that when an informed workforce starts making a fuss about wage and hour issues, the money shady employers thought they were saving rapidly dissipates in bad publicity and court costs.

Seattle Minimum Wage Posting

The Seattle Minimum Wage posting is available as part of the GovDocs Seattle Minimum Wage City Posting Compliance Package, which also includes other postings required for employers with locations in Seattle:

  • Seattle Minimum Wage
  • Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (English)
  • Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (Spanish)

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GovDocs City Postings and Ongoing Coverage

Multi-location employers need an easy way to maintain workplace posting compliance at all levels – Federal, State, and City. Ongoing City Posting coverage is another reason why North America’s largest employers rely on GovDocs to manage their posting compliance programs.

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