Seattle made waves nationally when they increased the minimum wage this year, and the next established increase to $13.00 for large employers and $12.00 for small employers will take effect on January 1, 2016.

The Nitty Gritty

Seattle’s minimum wage law is a little more complicated than some of the others around the country. The wage ordinance takes into consideration a number of factors when calculating the wages for different employers. Large employers are classified as employers with 501 or more employees, and the rate will increase to $13.00 for those employers. For employers with 500 or fewer employees, the minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour without tips or benefits, or to $10.50 per hour with tips or if the employer makes payments towards a qualifying medical benefits plan.

I know, that’s a lot of information! The best way to stay up-to-date on those numbers is to post the updated Seattle minimum wage poster as soon as it becomes available!

On the Hunt

We are monitoring the release of the Seattle minimum wage poster closely and will update our Seattle poster as soon as the revised mandatory notice becomes available. To stay on top of this change, and any that may come up during the year, enroll in our City 1-Year Plan so that you can be completely covered with 12 months of free updates!