WSR 09-05-024

AGENDA

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT


[ Filed February 9, 2009, 4:02 p.m. ]

Following is the employment security department's semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington state register, pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.

Please call Pamela Ames at (360) 902-9387, or e-mail at pames@esd.wa.gov if you have questions.


Unemployment Insurance Division

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

(January 31 - July 31, 2009)



WAC CHAPTER SUBJECT AGENCY CONTACT TIMING SCOPE OF RULE CHANGES
TITLE 192 WAC, Benefit rules. Apprentices. Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 4/08

CR-103 (Emer) - 6/08

CR-102 - 9/08

Hearing - 12/08

CR-103 - 2/09

Implement 2008 legislation establishing good cause for claimants who quit work to enter approved apprenticeship program.
TITLE 192 WAC, Benefit rules. General review of UI benefit rules. Although originally included with the apprentice rules, time constraints required that further action be delayed until spring 2009. Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 4/08

CR-102 - TBD

CR-103 - TBD

General review and revision of existing UI benefit rules to incorporate case law, changes in policy and procedures, and to reflect longstanding agency practice. Topics include job separations, job search requirements, reporting requirements, training, educational employees, powers of attorney, and definition of terms.
Chapter 192-150 WAC Voluntarily leaving work. Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-101 - 7/08

CR-103 (Emer) - 7/08

CR-102 - 11/08

2nd CR-103 (Emer) - 11/08

Hearing - 4/09

CR-103 - TBD

Implement the Washington supreme court's decision in the case of Spain and Batey V. ESD. The court held that the list of good cause reasons in the voluntary quit statute is not exclusive and that the department may rule that good cause is established in other circumstances. The rule will specify the factors the department will consider in determining whether good cause exists.
New section in TITLE 192 WAC. Combined wage claims. Juanita Myers

(360) 902-9665

CR-105 - 2/09

CR-10 [CR-103] - 5/09

The United States Department of Labor has adopted new regulations governing combined wage claims. Model regulations proposed by the department of licensing will be adopted by Washington.

Pamela Ames

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office