Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and DriversPublic Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
L&I Service Location
12806 Gateway Drive South
Tukwila WA 98168
The hearing will start at 1:00 p.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.
L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022.
Rules AffectedView the affected rules, purpose, and rulemaking status
The purpose of this rulemaking is to add new sections to chapter 296-128 WAC. The Washington state legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2076 (ESHB 2076) during the 2022 legislative session. ESHB 2076 sets new requirements for transportation network companies and gives drivers new rights and protections. Section 1(13)(f) of ESHB 2076, now codified in RCW 49.46.300(1)(13)(f), requires L&I to conduct rulemaking regarding the reimbursements from the newly created Driver Resource Center to a transportation network company for costs associated with deduction and remittance. Additional rules are needed to clarify the new requirements for transportation network companies and new driver protections relating to minimum compensation, paid sick time, retaliation and deactivations, and administrative violations. Rules are also needed to carry out and enforce the new requirements and help L&I coordinate with the Driver Resource Center. This rulemaking proposes to create new rule sections, and will not change any existing rules.