Vigilant Blog

News, trends and analysis in employment law, HR, safety & workers' comp

Apr 12, 2010

WASHINGTON: Wage statement rules updated


The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) recently updated its wage payment rules, most importantly clarifying its requirements for giving wage statements to employees. The rules took effect March 15, 2010. With each paycheck, you must give a separate written statement that identifies the pay period by month, day, year, and payment date. You may provide these statements electronically as long as the employee can receive and copy the information on payday at home or at work. If the employee doesn’t have electronic access, you must provide a written pay statement on payday instead (WAC 296-126-040).

This website presents general information in nontechnical language. This information is not legal advice. Before applying this information to a specific management decision, consult legal counsel.