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Business Expert Session: Basics of Hiring Employees with Washington Department of L&I and Seattle Office of Labor Standards

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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This course provides an overview of the most up-to-date information and requirements for what you need to know as a small business owner with employees – or if you will soon be hiring – in both the State of Washington as well as in the City of Seattle. Washington’s Labor & Industries Department and Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards will help guide you through the basics, including providing some additional resources to support compliance with these laws and a Q&A session following the course to help answer your specific questions.

Business Impact NW is proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to provide outreach and education about Seattle’s labor standards.

We will discuss:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Paid Sick & Safe Time (PSST)
  • Fair Chance Employment
  • Wage Theft
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Additional standards that apply to Seattle based businesses.

About the Presenters

Andrew Bryan – Department of Labor & Industries

Andrew Bryan is a member of the Small Business Office at the Department of Labor & Industries, which is dedicated to assisting small business owners navigate state government regulations and requirements. He has been with the agency for six years, providing direct customer assistance, training, customized presentations, and publishing the quarterly Small Business Newsletter. He is a Pisces that enjoys long strolls in the forest and subjecting people to dad jokes.

Darren Guyaz – Senior Business Consultant, Washington Women’s Business Center

Darren Guyaz is a Senior Business Consultant with the Washington Women’s Business Center at Business Impact NW. He has been with the nonprofit for nearly nine years, assisting clients in a multitude of ways, including helping them navigate Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards requirements. He is a musician, an avid hiker, and loves to travel whenever possible.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact WBC@businessimpactnw.org or call (206) 324-4330 x 103


June 8
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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