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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 and email

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Our Services

Our private and free services include:

  • Labor Standards investigations to enforce Seattle's Labor Standards Ordinances. 
  • Outreach and education to workers and businesses.
  • Compliance assistance for businesses.
  • Resources and referrals.

Language interpretation, translations and accommodations are available.

Currently, due to the health crisis, the Office of Labor Standards will provide Workplace Posters in English and several other languages for pick up at our office at 810 Third Avenue, Suite 375 in downtown Seattle by appointment only. Please call (206) 256-5297 or email Workplace posters are typically available at the Seattle Customer Service Centers throughout the City howeve, they are also temporarily closed. Please click here for updates to Customer Service Centers near you.

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