The Seattle Office of Labor Standards announced on Oct. 16 an increase to the Seattle minimum wage for 2024.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the minimum wage for Seattle is as follows:
- $19.97/hour – Large employers (501 or more employees)
- $19.97/hour – Small employers (500 or fewer employees) who do not pay at least $2.72/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does not earn at least $2.72/hour in tips.
- $17.25/hour – Small employers who do pay at least $2.72/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does earn at least $2.72/hour in tips.
The Office of Labor Standards will mail a revised workplace poster containing information on labor standards for 2024 to every business with a Seattle business license. Copies of the workplace poster in English and translations into 29 other languages will be available soon. Sign up for the OLS newsletter for the latest updates on Seattle labor standards on the OLS website.
The Washington Hospitality Association remains committed to delivering wins for the hospitality industry. As you’re looking for ways to overcome challenges like rising costs, be sure to check out the resources on our website like our toolkits, member savings programs, and WorkSafe program to name a few. And as always, you can reach out to your territory manager with questions or concerns.