Event Details

Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and Drivers

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Friday, November 4, 2022
9 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):

To join by phone (audio only):
Meeting ID: 898 1499 3126
Passcode: EmpStds22#

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 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.