Seattle’s Initiative 124: Get in Compliance – Toolkit
Seattle voters passed Initiative 124 on Nov. 8, 2016.
Initiative 124 concerns health, safety and labor standards for Seattle hotel employees.
This initiative requires certain-sized hotel-employers to further protect employees against assault, sexual harassment and injury by retaining lists of accused guests among other measures; improve access to health care; limit workloads; and provide limited job security for employees upon hotel ownership transfer. Requirements except assault protections are waivable through collective bargaining. The city may investigate violations. Persons claiming injury are protected from retaliation and may sue hotel-employers. Penalties go to city enforcement, affected employees and the complainant.
We anticipate the law will go into effect between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 2016.
Stay tuned right here where we will be posting the compliance details in bite-sized pieces.
- Is Your Hotel Affected?
- Safety Alert Systems & Black Lists
- Protecting Employees from Injury
- Access to Gold-Level Health Care
- Preferential Hiring
- Posting Requirements & Recordkeeping
- Penalties & Union Carve-Outs
Questions? Email jillianh(at)wahospitality.org.