Secure Scheduling Ordinance

Secure Scheduling in Seattle:
predictable schedules at work

Beginning July 1, 2017, Seattle has new Secure Scheduling requirements for hourly employees who work at large food services and retail establishments within Seattle city limits (SMC 14.22).

The law applies to:

  • Retail and food service establishments with 500+ employees worldwide; and
  • Full service restaurants with 500+ employees and 40+ full-service restaurant locations worldwide.

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Press release: Mayor Murray, Council members applaud unanimous adoption of secure scheduling legislation

Secure Scheduling Legislation Chart - Effective July 1, 2017

Key Requirements of Seattle's Secure Scheduling Ordinance

Access to Hours Exception: Application Form

PowerPoint - Secure Scheduling Training Abridged

PDF - Secure Scheduling Training Abridged

Employer Templates

Instructions for using the form

Sample Template

Template - Advance Notice of Work Schedule

Template - Access to Hours

Fillable PDF - Notice of Employment Information (includes Good Faith Estimate)

Word Document - Notice of Employment Information (includes Good Faith Estimate)

Publications & Resources

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Rules and Ordinances

Administrative Rules -
Practices for Administering Secure Scheduling Requirements under SMC 14.22 (posted April 13, 2017)

Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) -
Secure Scheduling (Chapter 14.22)

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