WSR 07-17-129

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed August 20, 2007, 9:27 a.m. , effective September 20, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 20, 2007.

Purpose: This proposal creates WAC 357-31-327 to support SSB 5511 that was passed during the 2007 legislative session. This bill requires employers to grant leave without pay to employees who are volunteer fire fighters and are called to respond to a fire, natural disaster, or medical emergency.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending [new section] WAC 357-31-327.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-14-118 on July 3, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 16, 2007.

Eva N. Santos

Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 357-31-327   Must an employer grant leave without pay for other miscellaneous reasons?   An employer must grant leave without pay when an employee who is a volunteer firefighter is called to duty to respond to a fire, natural disaster, or medical emergency.

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