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March 19 Webinar- ‘Running Your Business in Response to COVID-19’

Washington Retail will host ‘Running Your Business in Response to COVID-19’ at 10 a.m. PDT this Thursday, March 19. Guest speaker: Nick Strueli, Legislative and Executive Operations Director from the…
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Visit our Retailer Resource Guide to navigate COVID-19 issues

Washington Retail has launched a comprehensive Special COVID-19 Retailer Resource Guide on our website to help businesses and employees adjust to requirements and needs caused by the virus pandemic. As…
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Connect on social media for COVID-19 updates essential to retailers

During the current coronavirus environment, using social media is a good way to follow updates from Washington Retail. We maintain accounts with Twitter (@waretail), Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and regularly…
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Seattle small business roundtable postponed

Washington Retail has postponed a small business roundtable planned later this month in Seattle to follow the social distancing guidelines. Please stay tuned for virtual roundtable announcements or updates on…
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COVID-19: A National Perspective

The National Retail Federation has compiled a helpful web-based resource page with background on the potentially-fatal coronavirus that has spread throughout the world the past few weeks. The NRF site…
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We want to hear from you on navigating paid family and medical leave

Demand for paid family and medical leave has far exceeded what Employment Security expected. It anticipated 3,000 claims per month but has received 20,000 claims instead. This has resulted in…
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RS analyst’s persistence pays off for Retro member

Claims analyst Brigitte Le Vie’s work recently made a huge difference for a new Retro member. An employee with this member made a second injury claim from a lifting injury.…
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Injury claims must be work-related

Our knowledgeable claims team successfully verified the validity of three claims where employees were unaware of what injuries qualify for workers’ compensation. Two claims managed by our Senior Claims Analyst,…
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Guidelines for selling CBD products outside the regulated markets

Advertising for CBD products (Cannabidiol from the resinous flower of cannabis) is becoming common on television and radio. In the interest of public knowledge, the state Liquor and Cannabis Board…
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Saves lives and money – attend the accident prevention plans webinar – March 24, 10 a.m.

Washington State requires all businesses to maintain written accident prevention plans to help curb on-the-job injuries. Not having an accident prevention plan is among the top 10 most-cited safety violations…
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Resources for retailers about the coronavirus (COVID – 19)

The National Retail Federation has compiled a helpful web-based resource page with background on the deadly coronavirus that has ravaged China and other nations to a lesser degree. The World…
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Training for People Aspiring to Retail Careers

Washington Retail is proud to offer industry-backed RISE Up training and credentials from the National Retail Federation Foundation. This program provides a useful career path for high school and college…
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