By 2020, Seattle restaurants will pay $10,000s in compliance fees. Are you prepared?

Seattle Secure Scheduling

July 2017 · Hourly employees · 500+ employees

Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance applies to hourly employees at companies with 500+ staff members worldwide.

Employers must follow these labor compliance requirements or pay out fees.

  • Provide a “good faith” estimate of average weekly hours
  • Provide two weeks’ notice of schedules
  • Provide compensation for last-minute schedule changes, and employees are allowed to decline last-minute shift additions
  • Provide a 10-hour rest period between shifts (clopens)
  • Be able to provide input to their work schedules
  • Provide a legitimate reason if rejecting a request made based on accommodating caregiving obligations, education, a second job, or health needs
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How 7shifts helps Seattle restaurants stay Secure Scheduling compliant

7shifts provides the tools restaurants need to ensure compliance with Seattle Secure Scheduling laws with flexible scheduling, transparent communication, and robust reporting tools.

Flexible scheduling

7shifts’ drag-and-drop schedule builder makes it simple to schedule shifts in accordance with the law. Get ultimate visibility into each employee’s shifts and use sales and weather forecasts to build the most efficient schedules.

Overtime alerts

While scheduling, managers will receive alerts of any overtime they’ve built into the schedule. Additionally, managers receive a notification when an on-duty employee is about to go into overtime.

Electronic schedule publishing

Easily publish new schedules to employees via SMS text, push notification, or email with 2 weeks’ notice. Employees can view their shifts directly on their mobile device.

Shift swapping

Employees can voluntarily offer up shifts or accept extra shifts from coworkers with managerial approval.

Time-off and availability requests

Schedules are infinitely flexible for your staff with time-off and availability requests submitted directly through the app. Managers can approve, deny, and manage requests on-the-go.

Scheduled break management

Schedule custom and mandatory breaks in any shift and get notifications to remind employees to take them.

Maintain compliance records

Keep records of all scheduled shifts, punch data, and account activity for three years and beyond.

Generate labor exception reports

Easily access automated labor exception reports with type and fee amount of each exception. With the added visibility, you’ll stay more compliant with local laws.

Seattle restaurants use 7shifts to save time, reduce labor costs, and stay compliant.

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7shifts is your full compliance and labor management solution

Build perfect restaurant schedules in a few clicks

Employee scheduling for restaurants is simple with our drag-and-drop tool that factors in overtime, availability, and regional labor laws. Once the employee schedule is built, it can be published directly to your staff’s email or mobile device so they always know when they’re working.

You'll spend 80% less time building perfect employee schedules that work for your restaurant.

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Stay connected with
your team

Group chats · Direct messaging · Announcements · Shift feedback · Manager log book

Keep your team informed with built-in chat, announcements, and shift feedback. Share photos, GIFs, emojis, and text through one-on-one or group messages, or update the whole team with company Announcements.

Be proactive with employee engagement with store-specific stats like lates and no shows, a real-time leaderboard of most and least-engaged employees, and automated feedback surveys to keep a pulse on employee satisfaction.

Take your communication 'to go' with our free mobile app for employees and managers.

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Optimize your labor operations

POS integrations · Weekly labor budget tool · Reports · Engage dashboard

Connect your systems—from dozens of supported POS and Payroll systems—to optimize your labor management. Integrate your POS to track real-time variances in sales and labor and make smarter business decisions that lower labor costs. Guide your scheduling with sales forecasts to ensure targets are hit, eliminate un-budgeted labor hours with schedule enforcement, and access detailed reports to identify trends and optimize your restaurant.

Use staff engagement insights and automated feedback from staff to improve workplace satisfaction and productivity.

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Grow your restaurant

Multi-location support · On-demand support · Knowledge base

With your labor costs in check, staff engaged, and restaurant schedule managed, you can focus on the things that matter—serving your guests and growing your restaurant.

Devote more time to expanding your team and adding new locations to your operations. With unlimited employee and location support, 7shifts is here to scale with you all the way.

If you ever need a hand, our support team is only a chat, email, or phone call away.

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Dozens of powerful, supported integrations

Select your POS and Payroll system from 7shifts' 20+ integrations to create labor-perfect schedules and simplify your management by making better use of the systems you already know and trust.

The ultimate scheduling & communication platform for Seattle restaurants

Seattle has more than 5,000 restaurants—which means competition is tough on the coast. Stay profitable, stay compliant, and stay competitive with 7shifts.

Make scheduling easy with 7shifts’ intuitive drag-and-drop builder that factors in staff availability, time-off, and American labor compliance to build better schedules. Once a schedule is built, share it instantly with your team through our free mobile app.

Integrate your POS system to get detailed reports on your labor costs so you can schedule employees more effectively. Ensure every employee schedule hits or exceeds your labor targets by building yours based on staff availability, weekly shift requirements, and sales (and weather) forecasts. Track variances between projected and actual labor and sales to identify trends and make smarter business decisions on-the-go.

Hundreds of Boston restaurant pros use 7shifts to save money, stay labor compliant, and engage their employees to reduce turnover. Boston restaurants that create employee schedules with 7shifts find they cut their scheduling time by 80%, reduce employee calls and texts by 70%, and trim their labor costs by up to 3%. With your restaurant scheduling accounted for, you can spend more time engaging your staff and serving your guests.

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