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Nov 07 2016
Workers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: L&I proposes workers’ comp rate increase for 2017

Last week, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) proposed an average increase of 0.7 percent on workers’ compensation rates charged to employers.

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Sep 12 2016
Wage and HourWorkers’ Comp  

Q&A: Washington injured workers’ attending providers

Q: In Washington, which of the following types of providers can be an injured workers' attending provider?

Advanced RN Practioner (ARNP)
Physician's Assistant (PA)
Chiropractic (DC)
Naturopathy (ND)
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
Optometry (OD)
Podiatry (DPM)

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Apr 07 2016
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

On-demand webcast on safety recordkeeping and reporting for Washington employers

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has posted an on-demand webcast explaining the requirements for recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses.

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Nov 30 2015
DisabilityWorkers’ Comp

More flexibility coming for vocational rehabilitation benefits in Washington

The Department of Labor & Industries announced that it will be implementing changes in its vocational rehabilitation benefits, in response to action taken by the Legislature earlier this year.

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Nov 23 2015
Q&ADisabilityLeave Laws  

What is the law regarding pregnancy time off in Washington?

Q: We recently found out that one of our employees is five months pregnant, and may need to be on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy. We’re a small company; are we legally required to give her the time off?

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Oct 21 2015
Safety and Health  

Washington Employers: Safety & health poster has been updated

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is mailing an updated version of its mandatory safety and health poster to employers.

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Oct 20 2015
Wage and Hour  

Washington Employers: You don’t have to “police” employee meal breaks

Washington employers can let out a collective sigh of relief due to a recent federal district court decision reaffirming that they are not required to “police” employee meal breaks to make sure employees are taking them.

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Oct 08 2015
Workers’ Comp

Stay at Work reimbursement process changes coming to Washington in October.

The Washington Legislature is making it easier and faster for companies to apply for wage and other reimbursements online beginning in mid-October.

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Sep 28 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

5 Reasons to Offer Early Return-to-Work to Injured Employees

Have you wondered if you should offer early return-to-work options to employees injured on the job? At Vigilant, we answer this question with an enthusiastic YES!

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Sep 24 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: L&I proposes 2016 workers’ comp rate increase

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has just announced a proposed 2% average base rate increase for 2016 workers’ compensation coverage.

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