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Oct 13 2014
 

WASHINGTON: Employers are responsible for discrimination between independent contractors

Independent contractors reporting discrimination incurred from other independent contractors are protected from retaliation under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), even though they are not employees of the company, according to a recent Washington case.

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Oct 10 2014
Vigilant NewsWorkers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: Vigilant Workers’ Comp program earns even more in premium refunds!

Our Washington Workers’ Comp claims team is very excited to report that on top of the $7.5M in refunds distributed this year, we have recovered an additional $633,227 in premium refunds for participants in our retro program.

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Oct 07 2014
Wage and HourWorkers’ Comp

WASHINGTON: L&I announces 2015 workers’ comp rate increase

Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has announced an average proposed 1.8 percent rate increase in workers’ compensation rates effective January 1, 2015, pointing out that the proposal is just under the current rate of wage inflation of 2 percent.

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Sep 16 2014
Workers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: We’re #1 – but we aren’t talking about the Seahawks

In a recent study on workers’ comp costs, Washington once again tops the nation in the highest benefits paid per worker.

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Sep 16 2014
Workers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: Important changes coming to L&I’s Stay at Work application process

By now you are likely familiar with Washington’s Labor and Industries (L&I) Stay at Work Program, which reimburses state-fund employers in Washington for light duty wages on a claim up to $10,000 or 66 days.

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Sep 15 2014
Safety and Health  

Join us at a Washington Emergency Management Preparedness Seminar 10/8, 10/15, 11/5 or 11/13

Join us for an Emergency Management Preparedness Seminar in Vancouver (10/8), Tacoma (10/15), Lynnwood (11/5) or Spokane Valley (11/13), Washington.

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Aug 28 2014
Vigilant News  

Vigilant Executive Briefing in Everett, Washington 10/21/14 - Register today!

Will the next year serve up rough seas or calm waters? In this Executive Briefing, you will receive key economic data to chart your course, a heads-up about the legal eddies to avoid, and an essential tool that will inspire your crew to pull in the same direction. The result?…

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May 05 2014
Vigilant NewsWorkers’ Comp  

This just in! Vigilant retro program earns $8.4 million in refunds!

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) just released the refund data for workers’ compensation retro groups in Washington. Vigilant is very pleased to report a 34 percent refund on our group’s premium for the 2012-2013 plan year. This will result in $8.4 million in refunds, the largest amount in our group’s…

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Apr 24 2014
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Spokane Washington Form I-9 Workshop this May 15th

Join us for a hands-on, practical look at how to complete and correct the form I-9. In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including: Filling out sample I-9 forms,  Auditing the sample forms,…

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Nov 21 2013
Wage and Hour  

WASHINGTON: 2014 minimum wage to be $9.32 per hour

The minimum wage in Washington will rise from $9.19 to $9.32 per hour, effective January 1, 2014.

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