For Immediate Release
Seattle Office of Labor Standards Invites Final Public Comment on Proposed Rules for App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance
Seattle, WA – (November 17, 2023) The Office of Labor Standards (OLS) invites final public comment on proposed rules for the App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.
Members of the public are invited to comment on the proposed rules in writing. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM PST on December 1, 2023.
This ordinance requires covered network companies to provide app-based workers with paid sick and safe time (PSST).
- App-based workers accrue one day of PSST for every 30 days with at least one work-related stop in Seattle (e.g., shopping at a store in Seattle, making a delivery in Seattle).
- App-based workers who work in Seattle at least once in the past 90 calendar days may use PSST in 24-hour increments for any reason covered by the ordinance.
- For each 24-hour day of use, an app-based worker is entitled to the average daily compensation for each calendar day worked in whole or part in Seattle in the preceding 12 months. Average daily compensation is recalculated every month to reflect changes in app-based worker’s earnings.
The proposed rules chapter for the App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance can be viewed on the OLS website by clicking here.
Comments may be mailed, or delivered to: Seattle Office of Labor Standards, ATTN: Diana Salazar, Policy Analyst, 810 Third Ave, Suite 375, Seattle, WA, 98104 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Comments: App-Based Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Proposed Rules.”