Toolkit: Secure Scheduling Ordinance

Toolkit: Secure Scheduling Ordinance

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance, 9-0.

The ordinance will require businesses provide:

  • Two weeks advanced notice of schedules
  • Penalty pay for changes after posting schedules, except when mass communication is used
  • Extra pay when there is less than 10 hours between shifts
  • Any available hours offered to existing employees before hiring more employees

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance and Washington Restaurant Association have been collaborating with the city on scheduling legislation since day one.

We worked hard on behalf of our members to create the best scheduling policy outcomes for employees and restaurateurs that won’t remove the flexibility employees enjoy.

We are pleased that in working with the city and labor advocates we made some positive moves through amendment additions that will benefit employees.

We are diving deep into what this legislation means for your business.

Have some time and love details? Read our in-depth analysis of the ordinance here.

Rather digest this information in bite-sized pieces? We’ll be breaking it down over the coming days and posting the smaller pieces here.

Looking for more information or have a specific question? Email