The Seattle Office of Labor Standards announced today an increase to the Seattle minimum wage for 2023.
Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage for Seattle is as follows:
- $18.69/hour – Large employers (501 or more employees)
- $18.69/hour – Small employers (500 or fewer employees) who do not pay at least $2.19/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does not earn at least $2.19/hour in tips.
- $16.50/hour – Small employers who do pay at least $2.19/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does earn at least $2.19/hour in tips.
The Office of Labor Standards will mail a revised workplace poster containing information on labor standards for 2023 to every business with a Seattle business license. Copies of the workplace poster (in English) are currently available for download at the OLS Website. Posters translated into 19 other languages are available online at the OLS Languages webpage here.
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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.