Covid-19 Gig Worker Protections

Update: City Council passed laws in June 2020 to provide paid sick and safe time and premium pay for certain gig workers during the COVID-19 civil emergency. Certain requirements of these laws are suspended effective November 1, 2022. These changes align with Mayor Bruce Harrell’s announcement to end the Civil Emergency Proclamation after October 31, 2022 and with Washington State’s and Governor Inslee’s decision to end the statewide state of emergency.

The Gig Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance went into effect on July 13, 2020 and applies to gig workers of Food Delivery Network Companies and Transportation Network Companies of 250 or more gig workers worldwide. As of November 1, 2022, gig workers are entitled to accrue and use PSST until April 30, 2023.

The temporary Gig Worker Premium Pay Ordinance went into effect on June 26, 2020 and applies to gig workers of Food Delivery Network Companies of 250 or more gig workers worldwide. As of November 1, 2022, the law no longer requires covered hiring entities to pay additional premium pay for orders.

Covid-19 Gig Worker Protections Webinar
This webinar reviewed the requirements for the Gig Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time and Premium Pay Ordinances.
Gig Worker Webinar: Paid Sick and Safe Time and Premium Pay August 2020

To find our more information, please click on the ordinance webpages below.