Policy Hash: Getting Ready for Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Ordinance

Policy Hash: Getting Ready for Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Ordinance

  • Date(s): Tue, Mar 03, 2015
  • Time(s): 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Chamber
  • Address: 1301 5th Avenue, Suite 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Additional Information: Members: $25 ($35 as of 03/01)
  • Questions: Contact Harry Cheema at 206-389-7215


The clock is ticking. Are you ready for April 1?

On April 1, 2015, the City of Seattle will begin phasing in its new minimum wage law. The minimum hourly wage an employer must pay depends on the number of people it employs, the benefits it offers, and, for smaller employers, whether workers receive tips.

Making these distinctions helps accommodate some of the differences among industry business models, and it’s critical that you understand where your business fits in. 

Join us for lunch on Tuesday, March 3 to learn about the City’s plan for enforcement and how employers can prepare.

Our panel will include:
 

  • Karina Bull, Senior Policy Analyst and Business Liaison, Seattle Office of Civil Rights
  • Kevin Clark, President & CEO, Argosy Cruises
  • Mona Smith, Attorney, Mona Smith PLLC
  • Suzanne Thomas, Partner, K&L Gates

This is a great opportunity to provide input on proposed administrative rules around this legislation and get your specific nuts and bolts questions answered before the law takes effect April 1.

You’ll walk away with a practical understanding of what you need to address over the seven year phase-in.
 
What you'll learn:

  • Who is impacted
  • Record-keeping requirements and enforcement
  • Compensation definitions
  • How tips and medical benefits play in
  • Notice and posting requirements
  • How to determine number of employees and correctly identify your organization's wage schedule
  • How to access technical support from the City

 
About Policy Hash
The Policy Hash series gives Chamber members the opportunity to learn how specific policy decisions affect their business operations. 

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