Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Penalties

Secure Scheduling Ordinance: Penalties

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance into law. We’re rolling out bite-sized pieces in the coming weeks to get you up to speed. Or, if you have some time and want to dig in, read our in-depth analysis here.

For today: Penalties

For a first violation the director of the city’s Office of Labor Standards may assess a civil penalty of up to $500 per aggrieved party. For a second violation up to $1,000 per aggrieved party, or an amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount of unpaid compensation, whichever is greater. For a third or any subsequent violation a civil penalty of up to $5,000 per aggrieved party, or an amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount of unpaid compensation, whichever is greater. The maximum civil penalty for a violation of this ordinance is $20,000 per aggrieved party, or an amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount of unpaid compensation, whichever is greater.

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Up Next:  Details about studies of impact are coming tomorrow.