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Large Employers without Medical Benefits

(16-17 years old / Adults 18 and older)

Effective January 1, 2021
Minimum Wage


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How old is the employee?

16-17 years old, 18 and older


Does the employer pay toward medical benefits?



What size is the employer? 501 or more employees: Large Employer (Schedule 1)


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