EAP Rulemaking Statewide Feedback Sessions

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Washington’s overtime employment rules are changing – and we want to hear from you!

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing employment rules that determine which salaried employees in Washington are required by law to receive overtime pay, minimum wage and paid sick leave. These changes will affect Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) workers across all industries in Washington State.

Changes to these rules will mean some employers will have to provide overtime, minimum wage, and paid sick leave to employees who previously were considered exempt. These employees will have new rights and protections under the Minimum Wage Act.

In April 2018, L&I started meeting with representatives from business and labor organizations to exchange ideas on key issues that will be addressed in the process of changing the employment rules.

Opportunity to review pre-draft rules
We have used input from stakeholders to create a pre-draft version of the rules, which can be located here.

Feedback sessions in October
Employers and employees are encouraged to attend one of L&I’s feedback sessions below. You’ll learn more about the possible changes for salaried employees and have an opportunity to provide input. A copy of the presentation being provided at the feedback sessions can be located here.

October 9
2 p.m. – Overview
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Feedback session
L&I Headquarters – Room S117
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

October 16
9 a.m. – Overview
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Feedback session
WSU Everett - Auditorium, Room 102 (Parking in Lot K)
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

October 17
1:30 p.m. – Overview
2-4 p.m. – Feedback session
Richland Community Center - RiverView South Room
500 Amon Park Drive
Richland, WA 99352

October 18
9 a.m. – Overview
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Feedback session
CenterPlace Event Center - Large Meeting Room
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane, WA 99216

Next steps
L&I will consider input from these feedback sessions to prepare the draft rules. After L&I releases the draft rules, we will hold public hearings and the general public will have an opportunity to submit formal comments before they are finalized. The rulemaking timeline will be updated as dates are set.

Questions?
For more information, go to Learn about EAP exemptions or contact L&I’s Employment Standards program at EAPrules@Lni.wa.gov or 1-866-219-7321.

Want to stay informed? Sign up to receive email updates on overtime employment rules.

Washington’s overtime employment rules are changing – and we want to hear from you!

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing employment rules that determine which salaried employees in Washington are required by law to receive overtime pay, minimum wage and paid sick leave. These changes will affect Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) workers across all industries in Washington State.

Changes to these rules will mean some employers will have to provide overtime, minimum wage, and paid sick leave to employees who previously were considered exempt. These employees will have new rights and protections under the Minimum Wage Act.

In April 2018, L&I started meeting with representatives from business and labor organizations to exchange ideas on key issues that will be addressed in the process of changing the employment rules.

Opportunity to review pre-draft rules
We have used input from stakeholders to create a pre-draft version of the rules, which can be located here.

Feedback sessions in October
Employers and employees are encouraged to attend one of L&I’s feedback sessions below. You’ll learn more about the possible changes for salaried employees and have an opportunity to provide input. A copy of the presentation being provided at the feedback sessions can be located here.

October 9
2 p.m. – Overview
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Feedback session
L&I Headquarters – Room S117
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

October 16
9 a.m. – Overview
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Feedback session
WSU Everett - Auditorium, Room 102 (Parking in Lot K)
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201

October 17
1:30 p.m. – Overview
2-4 p.m. – Feedback session
Richland Community Center - RiverView South Room
500 Amon Park Drive
Richland, WA 99352

October 18
9 a.m. – Overview
9:30-11:30 a.m. – Feedback session
CenterPlace Event Center - Large Meeting Room
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane, WA 99216

Next steps
L&I will consider input from these feedback sessions to prepare the draft rules. After L&I releases the draft rules, we will hold public hearings and the general public will have an opportunity to submit formal comments before they are finalized. The rulemaking timeline will be updated as dates are set.

Questions?
For more information, go to Learn about EAP exemptions or contact L&I’s Employment Standards program at EAPrules@Lni.wa.gov or 1-866-219-7321.

Want to stay informed? Sign up to receive email updates on overtime employment rules.