Seattle adopts rules for Independent Contractor Ordinance

Aug 18, 2022
Written by WR Communications

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards has adopted final rules for the Seattle Independent Contractor Protection Act. The Seattle City Council approved the ordinance on June 21, 2021, which will take effect on September 1, 2022.

As the OLS website page for the ordinance states, this ordinance requires entities that hire independent contractors to provide:

  • A pre-work written noticethat identifies the proposed terms and conditions of work and the terms and conditions of payment before starting work.
  • Timely paymentin accordance with the terms and conditions of the pre-work written notice or contract.
  • If left unspecified, then provide payment within 30 days after the completion of services under the contract.
  • written noticethat gives specific itemized payment information each time that payment is made.

The OLS website has a fact sheet and other information regarding this ordinance.


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