New Washington Law Outlines Standards, Deadlines, and Procedures That Apply to Department of Labor and Industries’ Wage and Hour Investigations, Provides Authority for L&I to Issue Citations, Authorizes Civil Penalties, and Provides Employers With Protections and Safeguards
On March 17, 2006, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed Substitute House Bill (“SHB”) 3185 into law. SHB 3185 adds several new sections to Chapter 49.48 RCW, and will go into effect on June 15, 2006. As an overview, SHB 3185 provides (for the first time) specific standards, deadlines, and procedures that apply to the Washington Department of Labor & Industries’ (“L&I”) investigations and determinations concerning employer compliance with various specific state wage requirements under Washington law. View full article (PDF).