SeaTac Minimum Wage Poster Compliance
The SeaTac Minimum Wage Poster announces the annual adjustments to the City Minimum Employment Standards Ordinance.
- Each year, the minimum wage rate in the City of SeaTac increased based on increases in the cost of living.
- The minimum wage rate applies to hospitality and transportation workers in and near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
- The SeaTac minimum wage bulletin describes how the minimum wage rate is calculated each year. The minimum wage rate is adjusted based on the annual Consumer Price Index.
- Contact information for the City Manager and the City’s website are provided.
Covered Employer Definitions
“Hospitality Employer” means a person who operates within the City any Hotel that has one hundred (100) or more guest rooms and thirty (30) or more workers or who operates any institutional foodservice or retail operation employing ten (10) or more nonmanagerial, nonsupervisory employees. This shall include any person who employs others providing services for customers on the aforementioned premises, such as a temporary agency or subcontractor.
“Transportation Employer” means:
A person, excluding a certificated air carrier performing services for itself, who:
- operates or provides within the City any of the following: any curbside passenger check-in services; baggage check services; wheelchair escort services; baggage handling; cargo handling; rental luggage cart services; aircraft interior cleaning; aircraft carpet cleaning; aircraft washing and cleaning; aviation ground support equipment washing and cleaning; aircraft water or lavatory services; aircraft fueling; ground transportation management; or any janitorial and custodial services, facility maintenance services, security services, or customer service performed in any facility where any of the services listed in this paragraph are also performed; and
- employs twenty-five (25) or more nonmanagerial, nonsupervisory employees in the performance of that service.
A transportation employer also includes any person who:
- operates or provides rental car services utilizing or operating a fleet of more than one hundred (100) cars; shuttle transportation utilizing or operating a fleet of more than ten (10) vans or buses; or parking lot management controlling more than one hundred (100) parking spaces; and
- employs twenty-five (25) or more nonmanagerial, nonsupervisory employees in the performance of that operation.
SeaTac Paid Sick Leave
SeaTac’s paid sick leave benefits are not covered on the City’s minimum wage bulletin, but employers can find more information here. Covered workers accrue at least one hour of paid sick and safe time for every 40 hours worked. Paid sick leave may be used for the worker’s own health condition or to care for a family member. Sick leave may be used when the workplace or a child’s school has been closed for public health reasons. Sick leave may also be used for reasons related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
The City also has a free audit checklist for recordkeeping and reporting requirements.