For Immediate Release
Office of Labor Standards Reaches Settlement with Two Seattle Pacific University Contractors for Multiple Labor Standards Violations
Seattle, WA (August 24, 2023) – The Seattle Office of labor Standards (OLS) investigated Sodexo America LLC and SDH Education West LLC for alleged violations of the Wage Theft, Paid Sick and Safe Time, and Secure Scheduling Ordinances at their Seattle Pacific University locations.
The companies settled the allegations and agreed to pay a total financial remedy of $248,985.62 to 287 employees and $984.28 to the City of Seattle.
OLS alleged the companies’ disciplined employees for using paid sick leave and failed to provide required:
- Rest and meal breaks
- Employee schedules with 14 days’ notice at these campus locations
The companies also agreed to provide employees with written schedules at least 14 days in advance moving forward and to develop and implement a written Secure Scheduling policy.
Sodexo is a global food services and facilities management company with 420,000 employees worldwide and SDH Education West, LLC employs 271 employees in Seattle.
“Seattle’s labor laws are in place to protect our workers who are employed within the city limits. This settlement highlights the importance for all businesses, including contractors doing business in Seattle, that they must comply with the city’s labor standards,” said OLS Director Steven Marchese.
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