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Seattle-Area Employers Get Ready – New Requirements Coming When Using Independent Contractors

February 2022
Employment Law Notes
On June 14, 2021, the Seattle City Council passed the Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance (“ICPO”), which is slated to take effect on September 1, 2022. See SMC 14.34. The ICPO will apply to all “covered independent contractors who perform work for a covered hiring entity.” The lengthy ordinance runs on for 49 pages and is full of traps for the unaware, so let us help you unpack it. […]