July - September 2020

Casa Latina, a nonprofit immigrant worker rights organization with one location in Seattle and approximately 30 employees, settled allegations under the Wage Theft Ordinance. OLS alleged that Casa Latina, in failing to clarify its volunteer policy, pressured employees to attend volunteer events that resulted in them working off the clock. The total financial remedy was $8,278.50 to 30 affected employees. As part of their settlement agreement, Casa Latina agreed to attend training hosted by OLS for managers and other employees.

N I Painting & Construction Company, a small painting company that works on projects in and outside of Seattle, and owner Nadeem Ismail settled allegations under the Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance. OLS alleged that the company and its owner failed to provide PSST to CBA-waiver-exempt* employees. The total financial remedy was $9,072.13 to 11 affected employees. *New CBA waivers of PSST are no longer valid as of January 1, 2019.  Please see the OLS webpage on Paid Sick and Safe Time for more details.  

OLS issued a determination of a violation against Robert Lee DeHaan, Derek Robert DeHaan, and Northwest Quality Management LLC (collectively, "NW Quality Management") under the Wage Theft Ordinance. NW Quality Management is a small residential construction company that performs work in the Puget Sound region, including within the City of Seattle. OLS found that the company hired two employees for a repair job on a private residence but failed to pay them for the work they performed and failed to reimburse one employee for employer expenses. The total financial remedy was $3,050.18, which included $1,958.04 to the two employees and $1,092.14 to the City of Seattle.

Aramark Sports & Entertainment Services LLC dba Aramark WA State Convention Center ("Aramark"), a large food service, facilities, and uniform services provider that operates one location in Seattle, settled allegations under the PSST and Minimum Wage (MW) Ordinances. OLS alleged that Aramark failed to comply with PSST for non-union employees and paid some employees less than the minimum wage. The total financial remedy was $35,534.70 to 99 affected employees.

Lincoln Towing, a towing company that operates in Seattle, settled allegations under the Wage Theft Ordinance. OLS alleged that the company failed to pay employees for all hours worked by shaving time off clock in and clock out records and failed to provide meal and rest breaks. The total financial remedy was $51,522.81 to 219 employees.

Uber, a large transportation network company, agreed to informally resolve an alleged violation of the Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance after an OLS inquiry into compliance with the law. Uber voluntarily agreed to issue a total financial remedy of $434.08 to one affected worker.

OLS issued a determination of violation against Human & Joy Corporation dba Teriyaki & Wok ("Teriyaki & Wok"), a restaurant in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, under the Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Ordinances. OLS found that Teriyaki & Wok failed to pay one employee for all hours worked, failed to pay that employee overtime, and on some occasions failed to pay that employee the minimum wage. The total financial remedy was $16,236.32, which includes $9,137.41 to the affected worker and $7,098.91 to the City of Seattle.  

Following an OLS inquiry, Postmates, a large food delivery network company, worked with OLS to come into compliance with the Gig Worker Premium Pay Ordinance by conducting a voluntary internal audit and paying a financial remedy of $250,515.17 to 2,975 workers.  

Doordash, a large food delivery network company, negotiated an informal resolution under the Premium Pay for Gig Workers Ordinance after an OLS inquiry into compliance with the law. Following a voluntary internal audit, the company paid a total financial remedy of $111,435.35 to 2,998 workers.  

Dick's Sporting Goods, a large sporting goods retail company with one location in Seattle, approximately 40 Seattle employees, and approximately 44,000 employees worldwide, settled allegations under the Secure Scheduling and PSST Ordinances. Among other things, OLS alleged that the company failed to provide advance notice of work schedules and failed to provide pay for schedule changes for a short period of time and failed to maintain a fully compliant PSST policy. The total financial remedy was $45,864.48 to 120 affected employees.