PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-126 WAC, Standards of labor for the protection of the safety, health and welfare of employees for all occupations subject to chapter 49.12 RCW.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.12 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The industrial welfare rules were adopted in 1974 and have not been reviewed by the department for need. Therefore, there are outdated requirements in the industrial welfare rules that need to be repealed and deleted. The purpose of this rule making is to review the industrial welfare rules for housekeeping and clarifying changes. For example:
|•||The rules from 1975 that state an adult must be paid the minimum wage one dollar and eighty cents per hour will be deleted.|
|•||Changing the "industrial welfare committee" to the "department."|
|•||Creating consistency with terms, in the payment interval rules we will change the term "adjustment" to "deduction."|
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in these rules may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process. Public hearings will be held after the proposal is filed.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Elliott, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 16, 2009