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WAC 314-11-040

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What duties can an employee under twenty-one years of age perform on a licensed premises?

A person must be twenty-one years of age or older to be employed in the sale, handling, or service of liquor, except as provided in this chapter.
(1) Per RCW 66.44.340 and RCW 66.44.350, persons between eighteen and twenty-one years of age may perform the following duties:
 
Duties 18, 19, and 20 year old employees may perform, as long as there is a person twenty-one years of age or older on duty supervising the sale of liquor
Duties 18, 19, and 20 years old employees may not perform
(a) In a grocery store or beer/wine specialty shop:
Sell, stock, and handle beer and wine; and
Supervise employees who sell, stock, or handle beer and/or wine.
Deliver beer and/or wine to a customer's car with the customer (for the purposes of this rule, there is no minimum age requirement for an employee of a grocery store or a beer/wine speciality shop to deliver beer and/or wine to a customer's car with the customer).
(b) In a spirits retail business:
As long as there are at least two supervisors at least twenty-one years of age on duty, persons 18, 19, and 20 years old may sell, stock, and handle spirits.
Supervise employees who sell, stock, or handle spirits.
 
Deliver spirits to a customer's car with the customer (for purposes of this rule, there is no minimum age requirement for an employee of a spirits retailer to deliver spirits to a customer's car with the customer).
 
(c) In an establishment that sells liquor for on-premises consumption:
Take orders for, serve, and sell liquor in areas classified as open to persons under twenty-one years of age; and
Functions of a bartender, including:
Enter areas designated as off-limits to persons under twenty-one years of age to perform duties such as picking up liquor for service in other parts of the establishment; cleaning up, setting up, and arranging tables; delivering messages; serving food; and seating patrons; provided the employee does not remain in the area any longer than is necessary to perform the duties.
Mixing drinks;
 
Drawing beer or wine from a tap;
 
Pouring beer or wine anywhere except at the patrons table; and
 
Providing an employee spirits, beer by the pitcher or glass, or wine by the carafe or glass for delivery to a customer.
(d) In a spirits retail business:
 
 
Supervise employees who sell, stock, or handle spirits.
(2) Per RCW 66.44.316 and 66.44.318, the following persons that are eighteen, nineteen, or twenty years of age may remain on licensed premises or portions of premises that are restricted from persons under twenty-one years of age, but only during the course of his or her employment:
(a) Persons performing janitorial services during the hours when there is no sale, service, or consumption of liquor on the premises;
(b) Employees of amusement device companies for the purpose of installing, maintaining, repairing, or removing any amusement device;
(c) Security or law enforcement officers and firefighters during the course of their official duties and if they are not the direct employees of the licensee; and
(d) Professional musicians, per WAC 314-11-045.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.08.050. WSR 12-17-006, § 314-11-040, filed 8/1/12, effective 9/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.28.100, 66.28.040, 66.28.090, 66.44.010, 66.44.070, 66.44.200, 66.44.270, 66.44.291, 66.44.292, 66.44.310, 66.44.316, 66.44.318, 66.44.340, and 66.44.350. WSR 02-11-054, § 314-11-040, filed 5/9/02, effective 6/9/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.28.100, 66.28.040, 66.28.090, 66.44.010, 66.44.070, 66.44.200, 66.44.270, 66.44.291, 66.44.292, 66.44.310, 66.44.316, 66.44.318, 66.44.340, 66.44.350, and chapter 66.44 RCW. WSR 01-06-014, § 314-11-040, filed 2/26/01, effective 3/29/01.]