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Washington Supreme Court Applies Prevailing Wage Laws to Dump Truck Drivers


In a decision involving the Washington Public Works Act, which requires payment of prevailing wages for construction of public works, the Washington Supreme Court continued its trend of interpreting state wage and hour laws expansively to protect Washington employees.
In a close 5-4 ruling in Silver Streak et al. v. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, the Court affirmed a ruling by the Department of Labor and Industries that the state Public Works Act applied to end-dump truck drivers who delivered dirt to the third runway
project at SeaTac Airport. They did so despite the employers’ reliance on a 1992 department policy memorandum which stated in part that “Delivery of materials using a method in which the truck does not roll while the material is placed, or rolls only enough distance to allow the
materials to exit the truck, does not include incorporation of the materials into the jobsite.”



Judd H. Lees

Judd H. Lees

Sebris Busto James

  • Shareholder with Sebris Busto James
  • More than 38 years of representing employers in construction labor and employment law
  • Initial member of the Washington Department of Labor and Industry’s Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee
  • Past trustee and chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of Associated General Contractors of Washington
  • Past president of Western Washington Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Frequent speaker and has written numerous publications
  • J.D. degree, Boston University; B.A. degree, University of Illinois
  • Can be contacted at 425-450-0375 or [email protected]

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