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Does your staff practice Safety Mindfulness?

By Maria McClain, Director of RETRO Member Services In the last couple of years, RS has noticed an increase in unusual or uncommon accidents, particularly in the Auto Group. These…
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Annual Member Meeting on Wed, Dec. 2, 9am-10am

You are cordially invited to join us for the Washington Retail Association’s Annual Member Meeting Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:00 am This is a live virtual event…
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Light duty benefits a worker and saves Retro pool significant expense

Quick work by claims analyst Brigitte Le Vie saved a worker’s job and the Retro fund significant losses from an extended time loss claim. After being injured on the job,…
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Unemployment tax sticker shock expected for all employers

Employers will receive their 2021 unemployment tax rate notice in the next few weeks, and sticker shock from a 3 to 6 times increase is expected, according to preliminary analysis…
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Join our Government Affairs Experts for our Pre-Legislative Session Discussion Wed, Dec. 16, 9am-9:45am/PT

If you’re a retailer, the Washington State Legislature and Seattle City Council have plans for you. Do you wonder what they are? Find out the highlights and how to get…
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Tips to minimize workplace burnout during the pandemic

The added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic can leave people feeling tired and overwhelmed in the workplace. Lisa Aldisert, a business advisor, speaker and author who specializes in leadership development,…
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Customer conflict prevention and COVID safety credential training available

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NRF Foundation launched two new credentials in its RISE Up program. The credentials focus on retail operations and customer conflict prevention to further…
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Retail hiring and workforce readiness survey

Dear Members: Washington Retail is collaborating with national organizations to support workforce readiness. Before and during COVID, retail workforce’s training has been on the minds of employers. As a start,…
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SAFEME Spanish earns recognition from Labor & Industries

Labor & Industries has extended special recognition to Washington Retail’s customized Spanish-language SAFEME app. It now is available in both Essentials and Automotive versions. In traditional and social media announcements…
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It’s important to contact your RS claims analyst

By Maria McClain, Director of RETRO Member Services Are you having issues with an injured worker? We recommend that you directly contact your RS Claims Analyst at Washington Retail. We…
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4 Tips for Card-Not-Present Transactions During COVID-19

Many businesses are running customer transactions remotely over the phone, internet, or email, all of which are considered card-not-present transactions. This type of transaction traditionally is considered riskier than a…
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Time to file your quarterly report!

Labor & Industries reminds employers to file quarterly reports and pay premiums, which are due for the third quarter (July 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2020) no later than Nov.…
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