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Administrative policies pertaining to agricultural overtime; changes to farm labor disclosure form

September 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is seeking input from the public on four administrative policies it is proposing changing as a result of passage of ESSB 5172 granting overtime rights to agricultural workers.

L&I encourages public feedback and participation in these policy development efforts. In order to be transparent and seek input from the diverse business and labor communities, L&I is accepting feedback on these proposed policy updates:

  • ES.A.8.1 – Overtime
  • ES.B.1 – Paid sick leave – frequently asked questions
  • ES.C.6.2 – Agricultural labor standards – meal periods, rest periods, and rates of pay
  • ES.D.2 – Recordkeeping and access to payroll records (agricultural employment)

The Employment Standards Program is working to have these policy updates finalized before Jan. 1, 2022, when agricultural workers will have the right to earn overtime.

At the same time, the program is updating the current Farm Labor Contractor & Worker Disclosure form. The proposed changes will help clarify what information contractors must provide and streamline the process for all.

L&I will be accepting feedback on the proposed policy updates and changes to the farm labor contractor form until the close of business on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Feedback can be submitted on the Employment Standards engagement website, by sending an email to the Employment Standards email address or mailing your feedback to:

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
ATTN: Ellen Saline – Policy Analyst
Employment Standards Program
PO Box 44510
Olympia, WA 98504-4510

L&I will also be hosting a virtual stakeholder feedback session on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. Out of an abundance of caution related to the coronavirus, this discussion will be held as an online conference.

Zoom Meeting: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/j/86744952632

Meeting ID: 867 4495 2632
Passcode: Feedback1!

Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 867 4495 2632
Passcode: 0408111910
Find your local number: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/u/kd2lQPu3wb

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Date:
September 14
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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