Join Us for a Brown Bag WELA Event!
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Via Zoom
Presented by the Seattle Office of Labor Standards:
What’s so Special About Seattle?
Litigating Under Seattle’s Labor Standards Ordinances
Since 2012, the Seattle City Council has enacted 17 Seattle Labor Standards Ordinances, including 15 laws that provide workers with a private right of action. These ordinances address, among other things, wage theft; minimum wage; paid sick and safe time; predictable scheduling; protections for domestic workers; hotel employees’ rights; COVID-19 gig worker protections; deactivation protections for app-based drivers; and most recently, protections for independent contractors. The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) enforces these laws. For example, OLS recently settled claims with Uber for back wages and unpaid gig worker sick leave for $3.4 million on behalf of 15,000 local drivers.
In this CLE, presenters from OLS and the Seattle City Attorney’s Office will discuss the rights that private litigants can enforce under Seattle’s ordinances and how the rights and remedies under these laws differ and in some ways are better than those found in similar state and federal laws, particularly in cases alleging retaliation.
There is no cost to attend this CLE.
1 CLE Credit
Nancy Chupp, Senior Labor Standards Investigator, Office of Labor Standards
Mark Rose, Senior Labor Standards Investigator, Office of Labor Standards
Jeremiah Miller, Assistant City Attorney, Reg. Enforcement and Economic Justice Section
Please RSVP below and the Zoom meeting information will be distributed to attendees within 24 hours of the Event.