WSR 06-12-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed June 6, 2006, 10:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Wage payment (administrative remedies).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 89, Laws of 2006 (SHB 3185).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is a result of chapter 59, Laws of 2006 (SHB 6185), which passed the 2006 legislature. The legislation sets a statutory scheme for the department to collect wages for workers at an administrative level. The legislation gives rule-making authority to the department. The proposed rules will cover the implementation of the legislation.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the employment law advisory committee (ELAC) and interested parties. The public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Suchi Sharma, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44510, Olympia, WA 98504-4510, phone (360) 902-6744, fax (360) 902-5300, e-mail shav235@lni.wa.gov.

June 6, 2006

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office