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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1968 NO. 20 > May 16 1968

(1) A written agreement between an employer and employee under which the employer is entitled to deduct sums of money from the employee's wages due or to become due for the purpose of obtaining payment of amounts owed by the employee in connection with credit previously advanced by the employer to the employee, does not violate the provisions of RCW 49.52.050, relating to unlawful wage rebates. (2) RCW 49.48.090 relating to the filing of wage assignments or orders with the county auditor does not apply to such a written agreement. (3) RCW 49.48.100 requiring a wife's written consent for wage assignments or orders is applicable to such an agreement where the employee is a married man.