Employment Standards Ordinance

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The City of SeaTac has created this webpage to inform citizens, businesses and workers covered under the new ordinance, Setting Minimum Employment Standards for Hospitality and Transportation Industry Employers, which went into effect January 1, 2014.

City Manager Minimum Wage Bulletin for 2020

August 20, 2015 NEWS ALERT:

Washington State Supreme Court Issues Decision on SeaTac Minimum Employment Standards Ordinance

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled today that the SeaTac Ordinance establishing minimum wage requirements and other employment standards can be enforced at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

For more information about this decision and to access the Supreme Court ruling please see Filo Foods, LLC, et al. vs. The City of SeaTac, et al. Click on the link:

The content on this webpage includes such general information as the following: frequently asked questions, the full text of the ordinance, relevant press releases, a list of codes from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), and a sample claim form. For those that are interested in filing a specific claim with the city, please complete and return the claim form along with any additional documentation being requested to the City Clerk’s Office located on the first floor of City Hall at the following address: 4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac WA 98188-8605.

Complete text of ordinance (see December 31st press release and court ruling information below for latest legal ruling and implications)
Prop 1 - Ordinance Hospitality-Transportation Employers 2013

Court Rulings
Court Ruling December 27, 2013

Press Releases

October 13, 2017

August 20, 2015
December 31, 2013
December 6, 2013
November 6, 2013

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes

Claim Form
Employment Standards Claim Form 

Employment Standards Ordinance Audit Checklist
Port of Seattle Request
City Manager Minimum Wage Bulletin for 2015
City Manager Minimum Wage Bulletin for 2016
City Manager Minimum Wage Bulletin for 2017 REV