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New Independent Contractor Protections for Seattle Effective 9/1/22

by | August 23, 2022

A new ordinance is set to go into effect on September 1, 2022. On June 14, 2021, Seattle City Council moved to pass SMC 14.34 which outlines new Independent Contractor Protections (ICP). This ordinance will require covered entities to provide disclosures to independent contractors prior to signing a hiring contract and at time of payment. The new ordinance specifically outlines the following: 

Seattle Commuter Benefits

Legal Update: Seattle Commuter Benefits Effective on Jan. 1, 2020

by | December 2, 2019

Among the many changes going into effect on January 1, 2020 (lookin’ at you, Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave), one that may have snuck under the radar is the Seattle Commuter Benefits Ordinance. This ordinance requires covered employers to offer employees the opportunity to make a pre-tax payroll deduction to cover qualified transportation fringe... View Article

City of Seattle Airbnb Compliance

Is your Airbnb® in compliance with Seattle’s new regulations?

by | January 3, 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, short-term rental operators, platforms (Airbnb®, VBRO®), and some bed and breakfasts, in the City of Seattle must have a short-term regulatory license.  A short-term rental is one where a home or part of a home is rented, for a fee, for fewer than 30 consecutive nights.  Such rentals are also subject... View Article