WAC 388-444-0060

Effective October 1, 2010

WAC 388-444-0060 What is unsuitable employment for Basic Food work requirements?

If we register you for work, you must accept a bona fide offer of suitable employment in order to be eligible for Basic Food.  We consider employment unsuitable when:

1)    The wage offered is less than the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is highest;

2)    The job offered is on a piece-rate basis and the average hourly yield expected is less than the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is highest;

3)    The employee, as a condition of employment, must join, resign from,  or is barred from joining any legitimate labor union;

4)    The work offered is at a site subject to strike or lockout at the time of offer unless:

a.    The strike is enjoined under the Taft-Hartley Act; or

b.    An injunction is issued under section 10 of the Railway Labor Act.

5)    The employment has an unreasonable degree of risk to health and safety;

6)    You are physically or mentally unable to perform the job as documented by medical evidence or reliable information from other sources;

7)    The employment offered within the first thirty days of Basic Food work registration is not in your major field of experience;

8)    The distance from your home to the job is unreasonable considering the wage, time and cost of commute:

a.    The job is not suitable when daily commuting time exceeds two hours per day, not including transporting a child to and from child care; and

b.    The job is not suitable when the distance to the job prohibits walking and public or private transportation is not available.

9)    The working hours or nature of the job interferes with your religious observances, convictions, or beliefs.




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