Seattle’s $15 minimum wage phase-in begins April 1

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage phase-in begins April 1

Industry will find a way to adapt, says Washington Restaurant Association

The first phase of an increase of Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 per hour will go into effect on April 1, as state lawmakers consider next week a broader wage hike to $12 per hour that would impact employers across Washington State.

A city ordinance adopted last year in Seattle will increase the minimum wage of $9.32 per hour to $15 over the next seven years for Seattle employers of 500 or fewer workers, and over three years for those with more than 500 workers.


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