BUILD has partnered with the City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards to help educate and inform our community about their rights related to labor standards as employees in the city of Seattle.  Seattle Labor Standards cover all employees working in Seattle regardless of an employees’ immigration status.

This page will provide the community with information and resources to keep them informed of their employee rights.

City of Seattle OLS Resources

Click the links below to access some FREE resources from the City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) for employees and employers in the City of Seattle.

Wage Theft is REAL!

If you (or someone you know) are NOT being paid fairly as an employee in Seattle for overtime or making the required minimum wage, reach out to BUILD for assistance. 

Use the link below to learn more about this ordinance and to ensure you are receiving fair treatment from your employer.

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Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance

Remember that employees must receive at least $4 per hour in hazard pay. Hazard pay is in addition to compensation, bonuses, commissions, and tips owed to a grocery employee for services provided. Don't think you're receiving fair pay, contact us below.

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Independent Contractors have rights too!

If you are an Independent Contractor working in the City of Seattle, be sure to learn about your rights under the Independent Contractor Protection Ordinance! Learn more about your rights under your contract and being paid in a timely manner.  

Use the link below to learn more and contact BUILD if you need assistance.

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Job Applications cannot ask about Criminal History


Did you know that in the City of Seattle an employer CANNOT inquire about your criminal history on a job application?

If you think you've been unfairly asked for this information, contact BUILD for assistance or click the link below to learn more about the Fair Chance Employment Act.

Have Questions? Let's Chat!

If you think you have an issue with your employer, provide your info below to get in touch with a BUILD representative.

Protection of identifying information, language/interpretive services, and reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

Thank You for your information. A BUILD Representative will be in contact with you within 24 - 48 hours.