296-130-035  <<  296-130-040 >>   296-130-050

Employee complaints.

(1) An employee who believes that his or her employer has not complied with RCW 49.12.270 through 49.12.295, or this chapter, may file a complaint with the department within six months of the alleged violation. The complaint should contain the following:
(a) The name and address of the employee making the complaint;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the employer against whom the complaint is made; and
(c) A statement of the specific fact which constitutes the alleged violation, including the date(s) on which the alleged violation occurred.
(2) Upon receipt of a complaint, the department will forward written notice of the complaint to the employer, along with a warning of prohibited actions as stated in WAC 296-130-035.
(3) The department may investigate any complaint it deems appropriate. If the department determines that a violation of this chapter has occurred, it may issue a notice of infraction pursuant to WAC 296-130-060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.12.033, 49.12.280, 49.12.285, 43.22.270, 2002 c 243, and chapters 49.12 and 43.22 RCW. WSR 03-03-010, § 296-130-040, filed 1/6/03, effective 1/6/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.270 and 1988 c 236. WSR 88-18-044 (Order 88-20), § 296-130-040, filed 8/31/88.]