West African Community Council is proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to provide outreach and education about Seattleā€™s labor standards. If you would like to learn more about OLS please contact OLS at 206-256-5297 or visit the OLS website at https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards.

Fair Labor Standards

Advocacy | Resource Referral

Fair Labor Standards provides outreach, and education and technical assistance to Seattle’s workers about their rights under Seattle’s Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, Paid Sick and Safe Time, and Fair Chance Employment, Secure Scheduling Ordinances, as well as Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative. While all workers are at risk for workplace violations, data shows that low-wage workers experience the highest rates of workplace violations. Demographic populations most likely to occupy low-wage jobs and experience workplace violations include female workers, workers of color, immigrant and refugee workers, LGBTQ workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers.


  • Increase workers’ knowledge and understanding of the rights provided by Seattle’s labor standards through methods that are community centered, culturally relevant and accessible, and language specific.
  • Expand workers’ access to resources to enforce, or otherwise resolve, labor standards violations.
  • Build on capacity among community organizations and service providers to provide labor standards services and information to a diverse range of workers, including low-wage earners, people of color, and immigrants and refugees.
  • Foster increased collaboration with OLS and community organizations serving Seattle’s workers.
  • Collaborate with other City of Seattle Departments, including but not limited to the Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, and Human Services Department.


  • Anyone 16 years old or older working in Washington State.

Connect with a Program Manager

Adja Sakho