As you are preparing for the minimum wage increase, don’t forget the adjusted rates for the 2022 healthcare expenditures as required by the Improving Access to Medical Care for Hotel Employees Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 14.28.
Covered employers include those that own, control, or operate either a Seattle hotel or motel with 100 or more guest rooms or an “ancillary hotel business” of 50 or more employees worldwide.
For the 2022 calendar year (January 1 to December 31, 2022), the adjusted rates will be:
- $459 per month for an employee with no spouse, domestic partner, or dependents;
- $779 per month for an employee with only dependents;
- $916 per month for an employee with only a spouse or domestic partner;
- $1,375 per month for an employee with a spouse or domestic partner and one or more dependents.
Updated Questions and Answers document and Hotel Employee and Ancillary Hotel Employee Notices of Rights posters containing these adjusted rates will be available before the adjusted rates take effect on January 1, 2022.
For more information on the Improving Access to Medical Care for Hotel Employees Ordinance and the other Hotel Employees Protections Ordinances please visit the Office of Labor Standards webpage.