Administrative Policies

Workplace Rights/Employment Standards Administrative Policies

The following administrative policies are the current opinions of the Department of Labor & Industries about how the major labor laws under its jurisdiction should be applied. These policies do not replace the laws and regulations, but are intended only as a guide and interpretation of the laws and regulations. These policies remain in effect as of the date noted in each, until such time as they are modified, removed, or new policies added.

Current Workplace Rights/Employments Standards Administrative Policies
Policy # Title Acrobat PDF file PDF Size Statute/Code
Minimum Wage, Overtime, Exemptions
ES.A.1 Minimum Wage Act Applicability 188 KB RCW 49.46
WAC 296-128
ES.A.2 Definition of Wage 89 KB RCW 49.46.010(2)
ES.A.3 Minimum Hourly Wage 184 KB RCW 49.46.020
WAC 296-126
WAC 296-125
WAC 296-131
ES.A.4 Special Education Student Exemption from Minimum Wage 27 KB RCW 49.46.060
WAC 296-128
ES.A.5 Payment of Wages Less Than Minimum Wage - Employer's Liability 35 KB RCW 49.46.090
ES.A.6 Collective Bargaining Agreements 45 KB RCW 49.46.110
RCW 49.12.187
ES.A.7

More Favorable Laws

23 KB

RCW 49.46.120

ES.A.8.1 Overtime 337 KB RCW 49.46.130
WAC 296-126
WAC 296-128
ES.A.8.2 "How to Compute Overtime" 162 KB
ES.A.8.3 Process Protocols for Reasonably Equivalent Overtime Compensation Plans for Truck & Bus Drivers (under revision) 126 KB RCW 49.46.130(2)(f)
WAC 296-128-011 and -012
ES.A.9.1 Salary Basis for White Collar Workers 192 KB RCW 49.46.010 (5)(c)
RCW 49.46.130 (2)(a)
WAC 296-128
500 through 533
ES.A.9.2 General Application White-Collar Positions 166 KB  
ES.A.9.3 Exemption from Minimum Wage and Overtime for Executive Positions 195 KB  
ES.A.9.4 Exemption from Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Administrative Positions 208 KB  
ES.A.9.5 Exemption from Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Professional Positions 207 KB  
ES.A.9.6 Exemption from Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Computer Professional Positions 207 KB  
ES.A.9.7 Exemption from Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements for Outside Sales Positions 247 KB  
ES.A.9.8 Definition of Fee Basis in Administrative, Professional, and outside Sales Positions 165 KB  
ES.A.10.1 Retail or Service Establishment Commission Overtime Exception 166 KB RCW 49.46.130(3)
ES.A.10.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Retail/Service Establishment Sales Exception 34 KB RCW 49.46.130(3)
ES.A.10.3 Examples of Retail Sales and Service Establishments 38 KB RCW 49.46.130(3)
ES.A.11 Overtime Scheduling for Nurses 75 KB RCW 49.46.130, 140, 150
Deductions and Termination Wages
ES.B.1 Payment of Final Wages and Deductions Upon Termination.   Repealed May 16, 2007. See WAC 296-126-025
ES.B.2 Deductions from Wages, Failure to Pay Wages, Rebate of Wages, Penalties.   Repealed May 16, 2007. See WAC 296-126-028
Industrial Welfare and Related Acts
ES.C.1 Industrial Welfare Act: Applications, Exemptions, and Interpretations 109 KB RCW 49.12
WAC 296-126
ES.C.2 Hours Worked(updated 9/2/2008) 84 KB RCW 49.12
WAC 296-126-002(8)
ES.C.3 Commissions, Piecework and Minimum Wage Requirements 26 KB WAC 296-126-021
ES.C.4.1 School Week and Work Week for Minors 55 KB RCW 49.12
RCW 49.30
RCW 13.64.010
WAC 296-125-027
WAC 296-131-120
ES.C.4.2 48 KB WAC 296-125-030
WAC 296-823
ES.C.4.3 52 KB
ES.C.5 Payment Interval (Repealed May 16, 2007. See links to the right.)   WAC 296-126-023, WAC 296-131-010, and WAC 296-126-035
ES.C.6 Meal and Rest Periods 71 KB RCW 49.12
WAC 296-126-092
ES.C.7 Employee Access to Personnel Files 41 KB RCW 49.12.240, .250, .260
ES.C.8.1 Employee Wearing Apparel and Uniforms 41 KB RCW 49.12.450
ES.C.8.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Employee Wearing Apparel 32 KB RCW 49.12.450
ES.C.9 Variances from Industrial Welfare Act 32 KB RCW 49.12
ES.C.10 Family Care Act (Updated August 6, 2014.) 219 KB RCW 49.12.265, .270, .275, .280, .285, .290 and .295
WAC 296-130
ES.C.11

Process Protocol for Work-Based Learning Student Variance

103 KB

RCW 49.12
WAC 296-125-030
WAC 296-131-125

Record Keeping Requirements
ES.D.1 Recordkeeping and Access to Payroll Records (Non-agricultural Employment) 67 KB RCW 49.12.050
WAC 296-126
RCW 49.46.040
RCW 49.46.070
WAC 296-128
ES.D.2 Recordkeeping and Access to Payroll Records (Agricultural Employment) 58 KB RCW 49.30
WAC 296-131
Other
 

Family Leave Act - Frequently Asked Questions

49 KB RCW 49.78

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