Tell Seattle to protect restaurants

Continue total compensation

Our industry faces increased costs and decreased flexibility unless the Seattle City Council takes action this year.

Currently, small businesses may use $2.72 per hour in tips or medical benefits to count toward the wage they pay. This system has worked as intended for a decade.

But without council action, the total compensation credit will sunset on Jan 1, 2025. That means every small restaurant operator is facing a 20% increase in labor costs.

Our ask is simple: continue what is working for employers and employees alike and protect small businesses by eliminating the sunset of total compensation.