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Establishing a Local Minimum Wage

On March 18, 2024, the Burien City Council passed Ordinance No. 837, establishing a citywide minimum wage in Burien.

The ordinance defines three levels of employers and creates new minimum wage rates and effective dates by size of employer. Employers with 20 or fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) are exempt from the ordinance.

Read Ordinance No. 837 online:

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See the Minimum Wage Requirements Flowchart:

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Read the Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions:

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Read additional information about discussions related to establishing a minimum wage in Burien.

Last Updated: June 26, 2024

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