Seattle restaurants and retail employers may soon face significant restrictions on employee scheduling. The Seattle City Council is currently considering a proposed ordinance with the potential to impact hundreds of employers across the City. Following are the basics of the proposed legislation.
What employers would be covered by the proposed ordinance?
- Retail employers and large limited or quick food service employers with 500 or more employees worldwide; and
- Full-service restaurants with 500 or more employees and 40 or more locations worldwide.
What employees would be covered by the proposed ordinance?
- Hourly, non-exempt employees who work at least 50% of the time within the City of Seattle.