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PDFWAC 192-510-070

What is "localization" and how does it affect conditional waivers?

(1) An employee's work is subject to all reporting requirements and premiums when the work is localized in Washington. An employee's work is considered localized in Washington when:
(a) All of the employee's work is performed entirely within Washington; or
(b) Most of the employee's services are performed within Washington, but some of the work which is temporary or transitory in nature, or consists of isolated transactions is performed outside of Washington.
(2) Services that are not localized in Washington will be subject to reporting requirements and premiums when the services are not localized in any state, but some of the services are performed in Washington, and:
(a) The base of operations of the employee is in Washington, or if there is no base of operations, then the place from which such services is directed or controlled is in Washington; or
(b) The base of operations or place from which such service is directed or controlled is not in any state in which some part of the service is performed, but the individual's residence is in Washington.
Example: A storm hits Washington. An employer in Oregon dispatches an employee who typically lives and works in Oregon to help with repair work. The employee works temporarily in Washington for the employer for one week, and then returns to work in Oregon for the employer. The employment is localized within Oregon and is not subject to premium assessment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50A.04.215. WSR 18-12-032, ยง 192-510-070, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/29/18.]
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