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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1952 NO. 364 >

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.