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AGO Opinions with Topic: UPON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, AN EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO BE PAID IN CASH OR BY ORDER REDEEMABLE IN CASH AND DEDUCTIONS OF ANY KIND ARE WITHIN THE BAN OF RCW 49.48.020
AGO 1952 No. 364 >  August 5, 1952
EMPLOYERS OF FEMALES AND MINORS ARE GOVERNED BY THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW AND ARE NOT ENTITLED, AS A MATTER OF RIGHT, TO NOTICE OF SUCH LAW BY THE INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION - UPON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, AN EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO BE PAID IN CASH OR BY ORDER REDEEMABLE IN CASH AND DEDUCTIONS OF ANY KIND ARE WITHIN THE BAN OF RCW 49.48.020
EMPLOYERS OF FEMALES AND MINORS ARE GOVERNED BY THE MINIMUM WAGE LAW AND ARE NOT ENTITLED, AS A MATTER OF RIGHT, TO NOTICE OF SUCH LAW BY THE INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION ‑- UPON TERMINATION OF...

The legislature under its police power has authority to fix a minimum wage law for women and minors and the failure of the Industrial Insurance Commission to furnish employers with a copy of the Minimum Wage Law is not unconstitutional as depriving a person of life, liberty or property without due process of law.Deductions for child care, meals and goods, wares or merchandise from the wages of an employee comes within the ban of RCW 49.48.020.

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