Washington: Retail demonstrator included in employee classifications
The rules add retail product demonstrators as a special exception. The classification applies to workers who show and explain, but do not sell, specific products in a retail setting. The classification includes associated demonstrative duties, setting up and breaking down a demonstration display space, preparing and setting out products to demonstrate, providing samples without charge, and cleaning up. The classification allows the use of kitchen appliances and utensils to prepare food samples and nonpowered hand tools and battery-powered screwdrivers to assemble and disassemble displays and products. The rules note that the classification is only applicable to manufacturers, wholesalers, and business specializing in providing product demonstrators and their serves to others. Product demonstrators employed by a retail store are to be reported under the store's basic classification. The amended rules will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
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April 18, 2013
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