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2016 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Burdick, Courtney, Dembrow
Regular Sponsors: Senator Johnson, Rosenbaum (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to wages; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Modifies information that must be included in itemized statement provided to employee each pay period.
Requires employer to maintain time and pay records of terminated employee for not less than period required by Fair Labor Standards Act and accompanying] federal law and regulations from date of termination and to provide records to employee if requested. Authorizes Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to expend certain moneys in Wage Security Fund to administer and enforce provisions of wage and hour and minimum wage law and to fund three full-time positions to investigate and enforce claims of underpaid and unpaid wages]. Becomes operative on effective date of Act. Prohibits contractor or subcontractor, or contractor's or subcontractor's agent, from intentionally failing to pay prevailing rate of wage, reducing rate of wage for work that is not subject to prevailing wage in order to recoup prevailing wages that contractor, subcontractor or agent paid, withholding, deducting or diverting employee's wages other than as provided by law, entering into agreement under terms of which employee receives less than prevailing rate of wage for work that is subject to prevailing rate of wage, or otherwise permanently or indefinitely depriving employee of certain amount of prevailing wages employee is due. Punishes violation by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Authorizes commissioner to adopt rules. Becomes operative January 1, 2017. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 115
Fiscal Impact: Budget Report Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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