Employers Must Prepare Now for Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Rate, Effective April 1
Employers with employees working within the city limits of Seattle must begin complying with Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on April 1. The new Seattle ordinance will increase the hourly minimum wage for covered employees to $10 or $11 per hour, depending on the employer’s size. The ordinance increases the minimum wage incrementally over three to seven years until the hourly rate reaches $15 for all covered employees working within the city limits of Seattle.
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