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The Office of Labor Standards reception area is open to the public weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm.

We are still available to serve you by phone at (206) 256-5297, by TTY by dialing 7-1-1, online at www.seattle.gov/laborstandards and email laborstandards@seattle.gov.

2023 increase to Seattle minimum wage - click here to learn more.

 

Transportation Network Company Legislation

Update: City Council passed laws in November 2019 concerning transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft. The Seattle TNC Ordinances are effective through December 31, 2022. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the Seattle TNC Ordinances will no longer apply to TNCs such as Uber and Lyft due to Washington State House Bill 2076, which establishes new statewide requirements concerning TNCs. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is responsible for enforcing these new requirements. Many of the statewide TNC driver protections take effect January 1, 2023. For more information, go to L&I’s TNC Drivers’ Rights page.

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