Legalities

Legalities

Hiring paperwork

After the supervisor interviews and selects a student for a position, the supervisor should immediately refer the student to the Student Employment Specialist to complete hiring paperwork and orientation. Supervisors may not begin working student workers until work approval is confirmed by the Student Employment Program Specialist. This confirmation will come via email.

International Students have additional requirements and must meet with the IP Employment and Operational Specialist prior to completing hiring paperwork.

Age requirements

Students must be 16 years of age to work. If at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age, certain restrictions apply. A parent/school work authorization form must be completed.

Employment security

Student employment must not displace workers (including those on strike) or impair existing service contracts. This applies to off-campus and private employers contracting student employment.

Pay rates

Student workers are paid hourly at Washington State minimum wage rate.

Breaks

Students must be allowed a fifteen-minute (15) paid break if they are scheduled to work four (4) consecutive hours at a time. This break must be allowed no later than the third hour of work. 

If the student is working more than five (5) consecutive hours, s/he must be allowed at least a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. This lunch break must occur after the second hour and before the fifth consecutive hour of work. Lunch breaks must be recorded on TLR.

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Contact Us

Natalya Bronitskiy
P: 253-833-9111, ext. 2447
F: 253-288-3473

  • All new hires must meet with student employment specialist to complete hiring paperwork before working.
  • All new on campus employers must meet with student employment specialist before making job offers.

Location

Student Affairs and Success Center, 231
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