Updates

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Driver Minimum Compensation Ordinance — SMC 14.33

December 30, 2020 / Seattle

Updated April 1

This ordinance covers TNC drivers performing TNC services in Seattle regardless of immigration status. TNCs must comply with this law. This law takes effect on January 1, 2021. 

MINIMUM COMPENSATION:

TNCs must pay drivers the greater of:

*Per minute rate increases monthly until it reaches $0.57 on 4/1/21.

Click here to access a driver pay calculator.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Tip Protection: TNCs must pay all tips to drivers and cannot use tips to satisfy the minimum compensation requirements.

Cancellations: Drivers must receive at least $5 for trips cancelled by passengers or TNCs.

Deductions: Drivers must agree in writing to any deduction from pay.

Masks/Gloves/Hand Sanitizer/ Disinfectant: During the COVID-19 emergency, TNCs must supply drivers with, or reimburse drivers for, personal protective equipment & disinfecting supplies.

Retaliation is illegal.

Notice: TNCs must provide drivers with pay information on a per-trip and weekly basis.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF LABOR STANDARDS

TNC Drivers: File a complaint with OLS or file a lawsuit in court.

TNCs: Obtain compliance assistance and/or training.

(206) 256-5297

www.seattle.gov/laborstandards

810 3rd Ave, Suite 375, Seattle, WA 98104 Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (Mon-Fri) laborstandards@seattle.gov

The Office of Labor Standards provides translations, interpretations, and accommodations for people with disabilities.