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January - March 2021

GoPuff, a large digital delivery service, negotiated an informal resolution under the Premium Pay for Gig Workers Ordinance after an OLS inquiry into compliance with the law's anti-retaliation provisions. The company paid a total financial remedy of $7,500 to the complainant.

Queen Mary Tea Room and Restaurant and owner Mary Greengo ("Queen Mary") settled allegations under the Wage Theft, Minimum Wage, and PSST  ordinances. Queen Mary operates one location in Seattle and employs approximately 20-35 employees under normal conditions. OLS alleged Queen Mary impermissibly allowed the employer to participate in the tip pool, failed to pay minimum wage in some instances, and failed to have a fully compliant PSST policy. The total financial remedy was $24,405.59 to 66 affected workers.  

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The Office of Labor Standards enforces Seattle’s labor standards ordinances to protect workers and educate employers on their responsibilities.