1006-S AMH HNTG TANG 054
SHB 1006 - H AMD 252
By Representative Hunt, G.
On page 1, after line 14, insert the following:
"After July 1, 2018, the exemplary damages provided in this section shall be twice the amount of the wages unlawfully rebated or withheld.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. The joint legislative audit and review committee shall conduct an analysis of the effects of temporarily increasing the damages under RCW 49.52.070 and report back to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017. The report must address whether increasing the damages under RCW 49.52.070 has had a deterrent effect on wage violations."
Correct the title.
EFFECT: Expires the triple damages increase on July 1, 2018. Requires the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) to analyze whether the increased damages had a deterrent effect on wage violations. Requires the JLARC to report back to the appropriate committees of the Legislature by December 1, 2017.
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