Si trabajas como contratista independiente en el estado de Washington, es esencial que comprendas las leyes estatales de contratistas independientes de Washington. En Washington, la clasificación de un trabajador puede afectar significativamente los derechos y beneficios a los que tienes derech...
If you work as an independent contractor in Washington state, it's essential that you understand Washington state independent contractor laws. In Washington, the classification of a worker can significantly impact which worker’s rights and benefits you are entitled to, including the responsibi...
As temperatures rise year after year, so does the risk of incurring a heat-related health issue or injury — especially for those who work outside. In the summers of 2021 and 2022, the Washington State Department of L&I filed emergency rules to protect outdoor workers’ health from ambi...
The Board Of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) In Washington State The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is part of Washington State's workers' compensation system. It serves as an independent administrative agency responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Department of Labor...
This year, state Senator Manka Dhingra, a Democrat representing Redmond, introduced Senate Bill 5217. This bill would repeal a current prohibition that prevents Labor and Industries (L&I), Washington State from enacting rules designed to lower the risk of workplace musculoskeletal disorders,...
Independent Medical Exams During the course of your workers’ comp claim, you may be required to complete an independent medical exam (IME) conducted by a doctor other than your primary provider. The purpose of this exam is for L&I to get an expert opinion regarding your medical condition. H...
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Worker's Rights In Washington State As a Washington employee, you are entitled to worker's rights: several protections and benefits under State and Federal laws. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly, work free of discrimination and harassment, and perform their job in a safe work environment. Unfo...
The Washington State Senate Passed A Bill That Would Improve Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Nurses With PTSD. Nursing has always been a stressful job, but nursing in a post-covid world is more challenging than ever. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver is sponsoring a bill that would provid...
Can You Sue Your Employer In Washington State? It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injury lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compensation cl...