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L&I may issue new lead handling rules in the spring

Labor & Industries reports that it expects to release a draft of new work rules for handling lead early next year. This is an examination that L&I first began considering…
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Seminar reveals new employment requirements from case law

Navigating labor and employment laws is becoming an increasingly complex task for employers of all sizes. For this reason, Washington Retail co-sponsored a “Best Practices for Best Employers Labor and…
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RS analyst reverses questionable injury claim

Our claims analysts sometimes challenge medical claims even when an employer supports an employee who thinks they got injured on the job. Claims analyst Brigitte Le Vie took a claim…
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Claims Manager helps company limit liability

The more than 100 combined years of injury claims experience on the Retail Services staff can be useful in ensuring that cases are processed with integrity. Claims Administration Manager Nancy…
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Washington proves a model for Connecticut in return-to-work programs

Director of Business Development Terry Hopsecger recently spotted an interesting item in compwire.com including praise for Washington State’s return-to-work program for injured workers. It turns out that based on Washington’s…
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Labor & Industries executive to serve on national committee

The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Anne Soiza, Assistant Director of L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, to serve on a related national advisory committee. The Secretary of…
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Stay-at-Work program passes a key milestone

We are happy to announce that we have recovered more than $500,000 in “Stay-at-Work” reimbursements for our members. The program offers participants a reimbursement on wages paid to a worker…
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RS limits a questionable injury claim

Retail Services works with an attorney who can be called in to assist with appeals of questionable injury claims. This strategy often can help limit benefits extended on claims with…
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Webinar on accident prevention plans on Oct. 9

Retail Services is continuing its free series of safety basics webinars with an October 9 presentation regarding accident prevention plans. Safety Specialist Rick Means will explain why you must have…
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OSHA reports most frequent safety violations

Companies are the most lax at communicating precautions to prevent injuries by falling on the job, according to the latest report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The…
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Federal labor bureau reports on most dangerous jobs

Though employees get hurt in retail jobs, at least they haven’t cracked the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Top 10 most dangerous jobs. The latest annual list is out with a…
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New poster mandates employers to list community domestic violence resources

The Legislature passed HB 1533 earlier this year mandating that all Washington State employers post a domestic violence resource poster in a visible place by other required employment posters. In…
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