PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 296-126-023 Payment interval, 296-128-035 Payment interval, and 296-131-010 Payment interval.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 49.12, 49.30, and 49.46 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is incorporating the administrative policy regarding payment intervals into the rules. The policy currently gives interpretive guidance to the payment interval rule. The department will be clarifying whether the regulation applies only to employees paid monthly or to all employees. By integrating the policy into rules, the payment interval rule will be easier to use, understand, and provide greater certainty and consistency without having to rely on additional documents.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
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.
January 17, 2006