City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards

  • Washington


810 3rd Ave
Suite 375
United States

About Us

About the Office of Labor Standards

The City of Seattle is a leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents.

The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) was created on April 1, 2015.


Our mission is to advance labor standards through thoughtful community and business engagement, strategic enforcement and innovative policy development, with a commitment to race and social justice.

Labor Standards Ordinances

Our office is mandated to implement the City's labor standards for Minimum Wage, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wage Theft, Fair Chance Employment (limiting the use of conviction and arrest records in employment decisions), and other laws that the City may enact in the future.

Our Services

Our private and free services include:

  • Labor Standards investigations
  • Outreach and education to workers and businesses
  • Compliance Assistance for businesses
  • Resources and referrals

Language interpretation, translations and accommodations are available.