I-124 passes – Is your hotel affected?


Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016.

Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.

This initiative requires certain-sized hotel-employers to further protect employees against assault, sexual harassment and injury by retaining lists of accused guests among other measures; improve access to health care; limit workloads; and provide limited job security for employees upon hotel ownership transfer. Requirements except assault protections are waivable through collective bargaining. The city may investigate violations. Persons claiming injury are protected from retaliation and may sue hotel-employers. Penalties go to city enforcement, affected employees and the complainant.

Is your hotel impacted? Click here to dig into our in-depth document detailing who is impacted and how to get in compliance.

Click here to learn about the initiative on the city’s website.

We anticipate the law will go into effect between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 2016.

Questions? Email jillianh(at)wahospitality.org

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