Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and Drivers
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Friday, November 4, 2022
To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):
To join by phone (audio only):
Meeting ID: 898 1499 3126
The hearing will start at 9:00 a.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.
Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person.
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.