WSR 07-08-089

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed April 3, 2007, 9:15 a.m. , effective June 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2007.

Purpose: Chapter 296-134 WAC, Family leave rules, the existing rules for the Family Leave Act under chapter 296-134 WAC are no longer relevant to the updated statute, chapter 49.78 RCW, and should be repealed in their present form. In 1997, the Family Leave Act was amended and the family leave rules were not updated to reflect the changes. In 2006, the Family Leave Act was again completely revised making the rules further outdated.

The department will keep chapter 296-134 WAC, since we will continue to develop rule language in response to the 2006 amendments to the Family Leave Act.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 296-134-001, 296-134-010, 296-134-030, 296-134-040, 296-134-050, 296-134-060, 296-134-070 and 296-134-090; and amending chapter 296-134 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.78.400.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-03-159 on January 23, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 8.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 8.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 8.

Date Adopted: April 3, 2007.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-9470.4

Chapter 296-134 WAC

((PARENTAL ())FAMILY(())) LEAVE

Note: The contents of this chapter are no longer in effect. Policy development and rule making are underway to reflect the elements of the Family Leave Act that will be enforced by the department of labor and industries. Please refer to the LI web page for on-going updates and current information, http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights.


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 296-134-001 Declaration of purpose.
WAC 296-134-010 Definitions.
WAC 296-134-030 Entitlement to leave.
WAC 296-134-040 Notice.
WAC 296-134-050 Medical confirmation.
WAC 296-134-060 Leave from same employer.
WAC 296-134-070 Returning to employment.
WAC 296-134-090 Penalties.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office