On June 14, 2021, Seattle City Council passed SMC 14.34, the Independent Contractor Protections (ICP) Ordinance. This ordinance requires covered hiring entities to provide independent contractors with disclosures prior to entering a contract and at the time of payment. In addition, hiring entities must provide timely payment under the terms of a contract, the terms of the pre-contract disclosure, or within 30 days of contract performance. The ordinance goes into effect on September 1, 2022.
The ordinance requires commercial hiring entities to provide self-employed independent contractors with:
Who is Covered?
Self-employed independent contractors who:
Source: City of Seattle Office of Labor Standards