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Recorded Webinars

Commuter Benefit Ordinance

Learn about the Commuter Benefit Ordinance employer responsibilities and employee benefits.

Fair Chance Employment Ordinance
This webinar reviews Fair Chance Employment requirements and highlights best practices and key challenges.
Webinar: Fair Chance Employment March 2019

Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance
This webinar reviews requirements for the Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance.
Webinar: Independent Contractor Protections September 2022

Communities Rise, a local non-profit, created this training to help independent contractors understand their rights.
Training For Workers: Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance in English and Español

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1. En la pantalla hacia abajo y hacia la derecha vas a ver el icono de un globo

Training in Spanish

2. Si oprimes el globo, puede seleccionar “español”

Training in Spanish

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC)
In this short video, you can learn about the services that the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center provides to anyone with questions about what resources are available for survivors of sexual assault, including hotel workers who have experience violence at their workplace. 
Webinar: KCSARC: Services for Survivors Video

Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance
This webinar reviews Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) requirements and highlights differences between Seattle's PSST ordinance and Washington State's paid sick leave law as well as amendments made to this law in March 2020 to expand uses of PSST.
Webinar: Paid Sick and Safe Time August 2020

Secure Scheduling Ordinance
This training reviews employee rights under the Secure Scheduling Ordinance with an emphasis on when employers are required to pay employees extra for schedule changes and certain shifts.
Secure Scheduling Training For Employees

This webinar reviews Secure Scheduling requirements and highlights best practices and key challenges for compliance. 
Webinar: Secure Scheduling July 2017


OLS Overview
This presentation provides an overview of the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) and brief descriptions of the of the ordinances that our office enforces.
Presentation: OLS Overview March 2022

Recorded Podcasts

Grit NW Carpeters Union Podcast
On this episode of the Carpenters Union's podcast Grit NW, host Joe Caldwell discusses wage theft, tax fraud, and other employment issues with representatives from the Seattle Office of Labor Standards and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, including what to do if you experience these issues.
Podcast: Grit NW Carpenters Union Podcast Featuring OLS Investigator

Archived Materials

Covid-19 Gig Worker Protections
This webinar reviews 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

Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance
This webinar reviews requirements for the Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance.
Webinar: Grocery Employee Hazard Pay March 2021

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Minimum Compensation Ordinance Webinar
This webinar provides drivers with the key requirements of the law and what drivers are guaranteed under the Minimum Compensation Ordinance.
Webinar: TNC Minimum Compensation Ordinance March 2021

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