The Port of Tacoma, Respondent, v. Joel Sacks, as Director of The Department of Labor and Industries, et al., Appellants., 19 Wn. App. 2d 295


HOLDINGS: [1]-The employees' travel time was "hours worked" under Wash. Admin. Code § 296-126-002(8) and was compensable because prior cases interpreting "hours worked" in the context of commute time were inapplicable to the travel time at issue, and the Department of Labor and Industries' interpretation of its own regulation was entitled to deference. The Port's employees were, in fact, on duty because they engaged in an assigned task—the travel—at the behest of their employer, in order to effectuate their assigned duty to inspect the crane manufacturing process.