50A.04.650  <<  50A.04.655 >>   50A.04.660

Voluntary plansEmployer penalties.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1399-S.SL) ***
(1) An employer of a voluntary plan found to have violated this chapter shall be assessed the following monetary penalties:
(a) One thousand dollars for the first violation; and
(b) Two thousand dollars for the second and subsequent violations.
(2) The commissioner shall waive collection of the penalty if the employer corrects the violation within thirty days of receiving a notice of the violation and the notice is for a first violation.
(3) The commissioner may waive collection of any penalties if the commissioner determines the violation to be an inadvertent error by the employer.
(4) Monetary penalties collected under this section shall be deposited in the family and medical leave enforcement account.
(5) The department shall enforce the collection of penalties through conference and conciliation.
(6) These penalties may be appealed as provided in RCW 50A.04.500 through 50A.04.595.
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