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Jan 19 2016
Q&ALeave LawsWorkers’ Comp  

Does the FMLA apply to on-the-job injuries?

Q: Our employee was injured on-the-job and is currently off work under a workers’ compensation claim. Does the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply when an employee is off work for a workers’ comp claim?

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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 16 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp

Light duty work is a win for injured millworker and employer

Millworker with a hand injury gets back to work in one day instead of five by seeing an occupational medical clinic specialist and getting approved for light duty work right away.

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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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Jul 23 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Seattle employer fined $215,250 after employee injured by rotating shaft

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 after one of its Seattle employees was injured by a rotating shaft while working in a confined space.

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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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