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AGO 1990 No. 17 >  December 17, 1990
APPRENTICESHIPS - STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
APPRENTICESHIPS ‑- STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES 1.   The State Apprenticeship Council has broad authority to approve apprenticeship agreements that are in the best interest of the apprentice and conform to statutory standards.  The Council may disapprove apprenticeship agreements that are not in the best interest of the apprentice and do not conform to statutory standards.  However, if the Council disapproves an apprenticeship agreement, it should articulate the grounds for disapproval.  2.   There are a number of factors to be considered in determining whether federal regulatory standards regarding apprenticeship agreements preempt state standards.
AGO 1983 No. 22 >  October 20, 1983
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - CRIMES
COST OF LIVING INCREASES UNDER CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION LAW A public utility district may annex adjacent territory located in a county other than that in which the district was created where such adjacent territory is not situated within the boundaries of another public utility district.
AGO 1961 No. 53 >  August 10, 1961
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - BOARD AGAINST DISCRIMINATION - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - AUTHORITY UNDER CHAPTER 100, LAWS OF 1961
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- BOARD AGAINST DISCRIMINATION ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES ‑- AUTHORITY UNDER CHAPTER 100, LAWS OF 1961 (1) The board against discrimination has the exclusive authority to administer complaints alleging discrimination because of age. (2) Chapter 49.08 RCW does not authorize the department of labor and industries to adjust differences between employer and employee resulting from discrimination because of age. (3) The department of labor and industries has exclusive authority to approve age limits established by employers or licensing agencies pursuant to § 5, chapter 100, Laws of 1961. (4) Chapter 100, Laws of 1961, prohibits discrimination because of age only with respect to persons between the age of forty and sixty-five years. (5) Chapter 100, Laws of 1961, applies only to those employers who have eight or more employees and are not religious or sectarian organizations organized for private profit.
AGO 1963 No. 42 >  July 30, 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - SHOP INSPECTION OF BOILERS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES ‑- SHOP INSPECTION OF BOILERS The fee schedule for shop inspection of boilers is prescribed in chapter 217, Laws of 1963, but the fee for inspection of secondhand or used boilers is controlled by § 33, chapter 32, Laws of 1951 (RCW 70.79.340).
AGO 1964 No. 120 >  September 9, 1964
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - ELECTRICIANS' LICENSE - CONTRACTING FIRM - EMPLOYEES - PRE‑EMPTION PREVENTS LICENSING BY CITIES AND TOWNS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- STATE ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES ‑- ELECTRICIANS' LICENSE ‑- CONTRACTING FIRM ‑- EMPLOYEES ‑- PRE‑EMPTION PREVENTS LICENSING BY CITIES AND TOWNS The state acting through the department of labor and industries may not require each electrician-employee of an electrical contracting firm (which firm is licensed by the state under chapter 19.28 RCW) to obtain an individual state license.  The state license issued to the firm which entitles it to engage in business "in any and all places in the state of Washington" precludes a city or town from requiring a local license of the employees of such firm.
AGO 1989 No. 12 >  June 27, 1989
APPRENTICESHIPS - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL
APPRENTICESHIPS ‑- STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL ‑- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES ‑- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT 1.The State Apprenticeship Council is an "agency" within the meaning of chapter 34.04 RCW and chapter 34.05 RCW, the old and new Administrative Procedures Acts.2.The State Apprenticeship Council is required to promulgate its standards for approving apprenticeship agreements as rules under the Administrative Procedures Act.3.Disapproval by the State Apprenticeship Council of an apprenticeship agreement would not ordinarily give rise to a "contested case" or "adjudicative proceeding" under the Administrative Procedures Act, but might do so in some cases depending on the facts.
AGO 1959 No. 52 >  July 20, 1959
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE OR REPLACE ARTIFICIAL SUBSTITUTES OR MECHANICAL APPLIANCES, CONSTRUING RCW 51.36.020
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE OR REPLACE ARTIFICIAL SUBSTITUTES OR MECHANICAL APPLIANCES, CONSTRUING RCW 51.36.020 (1) Under RCW 51.36.020, and for injuries occurring before June 1951, the department may not repair or replace artificial substitutes or mechanical appliances where the replacement is required because of gain or loss of body weight or due to wear and tear, but either may be replaced where there has been aggravation of the injury requiring additional treatment and as a result thereof the old substitute or appliance is no longer adequate or serviceable.  (2) The term "artificial substitute" as used in RCW 51.36.020 includes artificial eyes, but does not include dentures.  (3) The term "mechanical appliance" as used in RCW 51.36.020 does not include artificial eyes or dentures.  (4) In cases of injuries prior to June 1951, artificial eyes may not be repaired or replaced when worn to the extent of being unserviceable; but may be repaired or replaced in case of injuries occurring subsequent to June 1951.
AGLO 1980 No. 5 >  January 21, 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL
INSPECTION OF CERTIFICATED ENERGY FACILITIES Neither RCW 80.50.120 nor any other section of chapter 80.50 RCW precludes the State Department of Labor and Industries from conducting inspections, pursuant to chapters 19.28, 70.79 and 70.87 RCW, of an energy facility covered by a certification agreement duly executed in accordance with that chapter.
AGLO 1980 No. 20 >  May 13, 1980
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION - INSURANCE
GROUP SELF-INSURANCE BY EMPLOYERS

The state industrial insurance laws, as presently written, do not permit the State Department of Labor and Industries to issue a certification to two or more employers to self-insure as members of a group, rather than individually.

AGLO 1979 No. 9 >  February 7, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE - WORKERS' COMPENSATION
APPROVING SETTLEMENTS OF THIRD PARTY CLAIMS Under the provisions of chapter 51.24 RCW, as amended by chapter 85, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess. (SSB 2154), either the State Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer may legally approve a settlement between an injured worker (or beneficiary) and a third party tortfeasor which is for an amount less than the amount already disbursed by the department or self-insurer for industrial insurance benefits.
AGLO 1976 No. 15 >  February 24, 1976
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS
LICENSING OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Discussion of the respective responsibility of the department of labor and industries and the state board of electrical examiners in the process of licensing electrical contractors under RCW 19.28.120.
AGO 2010 No. 6 >  September 1, 2010
WAGES - DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Application Of Wage Payment Act To Employees Of State And Local Governmental Agencies

The Wage Payment Act applies to complaints by state and local public employees.

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