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Investigation Assistance

If you are an employer under investigation and have questions, please call the Office of Labor Standards at (206) 256-5297. Please request to speak with the investigator listed on the Notice of Investigation form.

Compliance Assistance

The Office of Labor Standards has a dedicated staff who handle employer inquiries. These phone conversations, or email exchanges, are kept entirely separate from the investigation process. We will answer questions about how Seattle's labor standards apply to your business. OLS encourages businesses to contact us with the goal of attaining full compliance.

To Ask a Question

  1. Send us a message through our web form
  2. Call (206) 256-5297
    When you call, please inform us if you need an interpreter.
    Cuando llame, infórmenos si necesita un intérprete. Vui lòng thông báo cho chúng tôi nếu bạn cần một thông dịch viên. 如果您需要口譯員,請通知我們。 통역사가 필요한 경우 알려주십시오. Markii aad na soo wacdo, fadlan noo soo sheeg haddii aad u baahan tahay turjubaan. አስተርጓሚ ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ያሳውቁን ፡፡
  3. Visit our office in the Central Building
    810 3rd Avenue, Suite 375
    Seattle, WA 98104-1627
    Our hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
    Directions, Public Transportation & Parking Information

Visit the Seattle Office of Economic Development for additional resources for businesses. If you are small business owner impacted by COVID-19, click here for information on how to apply for the 2020 Small Business Stabilization Fund.

Information regarding employment issues resulting from COVID-19 can be found on the Washington State Employment Security Department website by clicking here.

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The Office of Labor Standards enforces Seattle’s labor standards ordinances to protect workers and educate employers on their responsibilities.