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 one of the three main types of L&I settlements, a permanent partial disability (PPD) award is a designation that can help you obtain money due to a work-related injury. Specifically, a PPD award is the result of an L&I claim where the claimant is able to eventually return to work. ...
A new proposal is under review at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Under this proposal, employers would not be able to bar the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). What Types Of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Are Included? The PPE included in this proposal...
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,...
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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...