Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and DriversPublic Hearing on Proposed Rules
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
L&I Service Location
312 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 120
Vancouver WA 98684
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 create new rule sections in 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(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. ESHB 2076 also gave L&I broad authority to promulgate rules to implement the new statutory requirements and enforce its provisions. See RCW 49.46.300(16), RCW 49.46.320(16)(c), RCW 49.46.210(5)(q), and RCW 49.46.350(6). 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. The new rules carry out and enforce the new requirements and help L&I coordinate with the Driver Resource Center. The rules also provide additional detail regarding L&I’s role in enforcement and enforcement processes. This rulemaking does not change any existing rules.