BIAW files lawsuit to revoke L&I emergency rule allowing agency to fine businesses

The building industry strongly disagrees with the new L&I emergency rule and as such, BIAW has sent a letter to Gov. Inslee asking him to review and repeal the emergency rule.

On May 26, the Department of Labor and Industries was granted authority to cite businesses for being open or operating in a way that is purposely defying the governor’s phased-in approach.

There are three problems with the emergency rule (WAC 296-800-14035): it lacks legal justification, is unconstitutionally vague, and is devoid of statutory authority. Learn more.

The governor has seven days under Washington State law to review BIAW’s petition. We will keep members updated on the status of the emergency rule.

On June 8, BIAW filed a lawsuit to repeal an emergency rule.