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State pays employers to improve your employees’ productivity and loyalty

Follow us:      According to research conducted nationally on frontline employees, advancing the careers of frontline workers contributes to a more productive and loyal workforce that boosts their bottom line. The…
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Check out this new Warehousing and Logistics training

Follow us:      The newest course in the NRF Foundation’s skills training is the RISE Up Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics certification The RISE Up credentialing program continues to grow, recently adding…
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Current COVID requirements affecting retail at the federal, state, and local levels

Follow us:      Federal Level: https://www.whitehouse.gov/covidplan/ September 13, 2021: President Biden announced a vaccine mandate requiring ALL employers with 100+ employees in their organization to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested weekly. OSHA…
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Analysis of workers’ compensation rate increase’s impact on retailers and workers

By Rose Gundersen, VP of Operations and Retail Services  Follow us:      Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a 3.1% average workers’ compensation rate increase this week for 2022. According to the Washington…
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Protections under equal pay law

Follow us:      Women’s Equality Day, August 26, commemorates the 19th Amendment, which established voting rights for women in the United States. The day also serves as a reminder that there is…
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New Director of Claims Management – a strategic hire to focus on risk management

Follow us:      Written by Rose Gundersen, VP of Retail Services & Retail Services Joining the Retail Services subsidiary team is a partnering opportunity with our members to maintain a healthy,…
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Working together to maintain our healthy, valued workforce

Follow us:      Written by Kathy Kimbel, Director of Claims Management I am pleased to join the Retail Services subsidiary team partner with our members to maintain a healthy, productive workforce…
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Investing in the retail workforce advances equity and business

Follow us:      August has been a busy month for the Washington Retail team to speak on the importance of “investing in the retail workforce” to advance equity and opportunities within…
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Preventing payment on a fraudulent claim – a win-win

Follow us:      When suspecting a fraudulent work injury claim, investigating recent chart notes might be the key to preventing an adverse impact to the employer, colleagues, and the Retro Pool.…
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WAWorkSafe: Invaluable Risk Management tools at your fingertips!

Follow us:     Businesses often look for ways to improve worker productivity. It’s good for the bottom line. Yet, simultaneously prioritizing employee safety can make the process feel more like a…
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Alert: L&I issued emergency rules on public health emergency reporting and notification

Follow us:     Labor and Industries’ Division of Safety and Health created new emergency rules derived from Senate Bill 5115 (ESSB 5115), also known as the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA). The…
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Governor Inslee reissues statewide indoor mask mandate for all public spaces effective Monday, Aug. 23

Follow us:     **Update: Gov. Jay Inslee, on Friday, August 20, updated and extended two emergency proclamations that expand the vaccine requirement and the statewide face-covering requirement. The expanded emergency orders are Proclamations…
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