In 2022 the Senate considered adding new requirements on warehouse employee meals, rest break, safety, and quotas. The House Labor Committee held a work session on the issue in September 2022. The Washington Retail Association has repeatedly pointed out that the bill is unnecessary because an employer cannot impose work conditions, through quotas or any other requirements, that interfere with employee’s basic rest, meal, safety, and anti-retaliation rights.
WR will testify in opposition to this measure and meet with the new chair of the House Labor Committee and the current chair of the Senate Labor Committee. We will coordinate member engagement and advocacy.