Seattle’s New Minimum Wage: What it Means to Employers.

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on July 1, 2014

hr-hotspotSeattle’s City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers to $15 per hour beginning next year. Wage increases and implementation dates are established based on the number of employees and whether the employer contributes to individual employee’s medical benefits plans.

This increase is phased in over time to minimize the impact on local employers:


  • What does this mean for employers in the City of Seattle and throughout the region?
  • What impact could this have on businesses outside city limits?
  • Will the higher wage lead to layoffs or price increases?
  • Will workers have more money to spend on local goods and services?
  • Are tipped workers covered by this ordinance?
  • Can working with a staffing agency minimize the impact on your bottom line?

Find out by joining Terra Staffing Group’s upcoming webinar, Unpacking the Impact and Implications of a $15 Minimum Wage. The free webinar, scheduled for 10:00 AM PST on July 9, 2014 will feature a panel of experts ready to address:

  • Specific legal questions regarding Seattle’s recently passed ordinance
  • Implications for compensation strategy
  • Impact on recruitment and retention strategies

The webinar is free and approved for HRCI credit, but reservations are required.

Our Expert Presenter Panel Includes:

Michael Droke, Attorney & Partner, Dorsey. Michal is a partner in the Labor and Employment and Ag/Cooperatives groups and co-Chair of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. He is member of the Privacy Practice Group, Executive Compensation Team, and Electronic Discovery Practice Group. Michael is currently the Partner-in-Charge of LegalMine, Dorsey’s state-of-the-art document review service.

Catherine Dovey, Principal, Compensation Works, CCP, SPHR, GRP, CECP. Catherine has worked in human resources for more than 20 years, specializing primarily in compensation and pay systems. She has designed and managed base pay plans, sales compensation plans, executive compensation plans, incentive plans, performance management systems and job evaluation systems.

Jenifer Lambert, Vice President, TERRA Staffing Group. Jenifer is a partner with TERRA Staffing Group, a Pacific Northwest headquartered, full-service staffing firm. For three years running, TERRA has been named to Inavero’s Best of Staffing ™ list for customer satisfaction scores that far exceed industry average. TERRA serves clients across diverse industries including aerospace, high technology, distribution, professional services, manufacturing and more. Jenifer is a frequent speaker on recruitment and retention strategy.

At TERRA Staffing, our experienced staffing professionals do more than provide you with the best talent available. We also keep you abreast of industry developments and offer real solutions to meeting HR challenges. Contact us today to learn more about our recruiting services in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest!

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