New tool provides update on labor laws

Considering the passage of 11 state employment laws during the 2018-19 legislative sessions, businesses with employees in Washington State will do well to scrutinize and update their hiring, payroll, and…
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September 24 webinar: a legal perspective on partnering with charities

Businesses are increasingly soliciting charitable donations or sharing a portion of sales with charities or social causes. While this can be good for both sectors, it is important for all…
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Retro Director prevails on questionable claim

Maria McClain, the new Director of Retro Member Services, recently received a favorable rejection from an older injury claim she had challenged as the Senior Claims Analyst. She prevailed on…
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Claims manager reduces the injury liability of a member

Manager of Claims Administration Nancy Barnes reduced the injury liability of a Retail Services member by challenging how Labor & Industries calculated the liability. In figuring liability for the carpal…
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Have a look at several upcoming workplace webinars

The online website Environment, Health and Safety Today (EHS) is preparing to resume a series of helpful webinars beginning this week. Registration is available for all pending webinars. Click here…
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Article reports on the role of wearable devices to combat injuries

More people are wearing fitness trackers and smartwatches with sensors that transmit data through a network connection. Now, a new trend is emerging of companies experimenting with wearable devices to…
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Members dedicated to safety help generate record refund checks

2019 is a historic year for our Association’s  Retail Services . Besides leadership transitions, we received a large refund of historic proportions from Labor & Industries for the Retail Retro group. It…
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New hire completes RS claims team

Michele Whinery , Claims Analyst, has joined the RS Team with more than 27 years of Workers’ Compensation experience. She has represented RETRO employers over the years in a variety of…
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Claims manager successfully challenges a questionable injury claim

It often takes a team of people to validate or challenge injury claims. Take a recent case handled by Nancy Barnes, our Manager of Claims Administration. A man filed a…
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Register for helpful workshop on state regulations

Three state agencies have scheduled an Aug. 21 workshop in Tacoma to educate businesses on state regulations that might apply to them. The two-hour event at the La Quinta Inn,…
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Deadline extended to Aug. 1 for America’s Safest Companies contest

Organizers have extended an applications deadline until Aug. 1 to compete in America’s Safest Companies contest. Companies must demonstrate support from leadership, employee involvement, innovation and injury and illness rates…
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Talking about near misses could save lives

It’s a good idea for employees to talk about accidents that almost happen. It gives you and your manager a chance to possibly correct a hazard or review how to…
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