Office of Labor Standards’ reception area temporarily closed beginning April 20


The Office of Labor Standards is temporarily closing the reception area starting Wednesday, April 20, 2022, until further notice.

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The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents.

As a leader on wage, labor, and workforce practices that enhance equity, address wage gaps, and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created a new Office of Labor Standards (OLS). OLS is mandated to implement the City's labor standards for Minimum Wage, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wage Theft, Fair Chance Employment (limiting the use of conviction and arrest records in employment decisions), Secure Scheduling, Hotel Employees Protections Ordinances, Domestic Workers Ordinance, Commuter Benefits Ordinance, Transportation Network Company Legislation and other laws that the City may enact in the future.

The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) was created on April 1, 2015.

2021 Office of Labor Standards Organizational Chart