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Chapter 49.12 RCW


RCW Sections

49.12.020Conditions of employment -- Wages.
49.12.033Administration and enforcement of chapter by director of labor and industries.
49.12.041Investigation of wages, hours and working conditions -- Statements, inspections authorized.
49.12.050Employer's record of employees.
49.12.091Investigation information -- Findings -- Rules prescribing minimum wages, working conditions.
49.12.105Variance order -- Application -- Issuance -- Contents -- Termination.
49.12.110Exceptions to minimum scale -- Special certificate or permit.
49.12.121Wages and working conditions of minors -- Special rules -- Work permits.
49.12.123Work permit for minor required.
49.12.124Actors or performers -- Work permits and variances for minors.
49.12.130Witness protected -- Penalty.
49.12.140Complaint of noncompliance.
49.12.150Civil action to recover underpayment.
49.12.175Wage discrimination due to sex prohibited -- Penalty -- Civil recovery.
49.12.180Annual report.
49.12.185Exemptions from chapter.
49.12.187Collective bargaining rights not affected.
49.12.200Women may pursue any calling open to men.
49.12.240Employee inspection of personnel file.
49.12.250Employee inspection of personnel file -- Erroneous or disputed information.
49.12.260Employee inspection of personnel file -- Limitations.
49.12.265Sick leave, time off--Care of family members -- Definitions.
49.12.270Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members.
49.12.275Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Poster required.
49.12.280Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Administration and enforcement.
49.12.285Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Monetary penalties.
49.12.287Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Discharge of employee not permitted.
49.12.290Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Collective bargaining agreement not reduced.
49.12.295Sick leave, time off -- Care of family members -- Notification of employers.
49.12.300House-to-house sales by minor -- Registration of employer.
49.12.310House-to-house sales by minor -- Advertising by employer -- Penalty.
49.12.350Parental leave -- Legislative findings.
49.12.360Parental leave -- Discrimination prohibited.
49.12.370Parental leave -- Collective bargaining agreement or employee benefit plan -- Application.
49.12.380Child labor laws -- Information program.
49.12.390Child labor laws -- Violations -- Civil penalties -- Restraining orders.
49.12.400Child labor laws -- Appeal.
49.12.410Child labor laws -- Violations -- Criminal penalties.
49.12.420Child labor laws -- Exclusive remedies.
49.12.450Compensation for required employee work apparel -- Exceptions -- Changes -- Rules -- Expiration of subsection.
49.12.460Volunteer firefighters, reserve officers, civil air patrol members -- Employer duties -- Violations -- Definitions.
49.12.470Farm internship pilot project.
49.12.900Severability -- 1973 2nd ex.s. c 16.
49.12.901Severability -- 1991 c 303.
49.12.902Effective date -- 1991 c 303 §§ 3-7.
49.12.903Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.

     Reviser's note: Throughout this chapter, the words "the committee" have been substituted for "the industrial welfare commission" or "the commission."

     The industrial welfare commission was abolished and its powers and duties transferred to a new agency by the administrative code of 1921. In particular, 1921 c 7 § 135 abolished the commission while 1921 c 7 § 82 created an unnamed committee "which shall have the power and it shall be its duty:

     (1) To exercise all the powers and perform all the duties now vested in, and required to be performed by, the industrial welfare commission."

     1921 c 7 § 82 was codified by the 1941 Code Committee as RCW 43.22.280, wherein the Code Committee revised the wording of the session law to designate the unnamed committee as the "industrial welfare committee." The committee was apparently commonly known by that name, but such designation has no foundation in the statutes. RCW 43.22.280 was repealed by 1982 c 163 § 23. Powers, duties, and functions of the industrial welfare committee were transferred to the director of labor and industries. See RCW 43.22.282.

Child labor: RCW 26.28.060, 26.28.070.

Food and beverage establishment workers' permits: Chapter 69.06 RCW.

Hours of labor: Chapter 49.28 RCW.