Seattle, Washington Announces 2021 Minimum Wage

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Lillian M. Chavez, Managing Research Attorney

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) recently announced that the 2021 minimum wage for all large employers (employing 501 or more employees worldwide) will be $16.69 per hour, an increase of 30 cents over the current rate of $16.39 per hour. The OLS further announced that the 2021 minimum wage for small employers (500 or fewer employees) who do not pay at least $1.69/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does not earn at least $1.69/hour in tips is $16.69/hour. Finally, OLS announced that the 2021 minimum wage for small employers who do pay at least $1.69/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does earn at least $1.69/hour in tips is $15.00/hour.

We are currently monitoring the agency's website for the updated minimum wage poster. Once released, we will send the updated poster to affected Poster Guard customers as part of your service.