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Chapter 49.12 RCW


Conditions of employmentWages.
Administration and enforcement of chapter by director of labor and industries.
Investigation of wages, hours and working conditionsStatements, inspections authorized.
Employer's record of employees.
Investigation informationFindingsRules prescribing minimum wages, working conditions.
Variance orderApplicationIssuanceContentsTermination.
Exceptions to minimum scaleSpecial certificate or permit.
Wages and working conditions of minorsSpecial rulesWork permits.
Work permit for minor required.
Actors or performersWork permits and variances for minors.
Witness protectedPenalty.
Complaint of noncompliance.
Civil action to recover underpayment.
Wage discrimination due to sex prohibitedPenaltyCivil recovery.
Annual report.
Exemptions from chapter.
Collective bargaining rights not affected.
Women may pursue any calling open to men.
Employee inspection of personnel file.
Employee inspection of personnel fileErroneous or disputed information.
Employee inspection of personnel fileLimitations.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersDefinitions.
Sick leave, time offCare of family members.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersPoster required.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersAdministration and enforcement.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersMonetary penalties.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersDischarge of employee not permitted.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersCollective bargaining agreement not reduced.
Sick leave, time offCare of family membersNotification of employers.
House-to-house sales by minorRegistration of employer.
House-to-house sales by minorAdvertising by employerPenalty.
Parental leaveLegislative findings.
Parental leaveDiscrimination prohibited.
Parental leaveCollective bargaining agreement or employee benefit planApplication.
Child labor lawsInformation program.
Child labor lawsViolationsCivil penaltiesRestraining orders.
Child labor lawsAppeal.
Child labor lawsViolationsCriminal penalties.
Child labor lawsExclusive remedies.
Compensation for required employee work apparelExceptionsChangesRulesExpiration of subsection.
Volunteer firefighters, reserve officers, civil air patrol membersEmployer dutiesViolationsDefinitions.
Farm internship pilot project.
Severability1973 2nd ex.s. c 16.
Severability1991 c 303.
Effective date1991 c 303 §§ 3-7.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 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.