Chapter 2: Workplace Rights — H-2A guest workers in Washington State

>>Keeping Washington Safe and Working. Chapter 2: Workplace Rights. In this chapter, Teresa and Carlos will learn that although their work is seasonal, as H2A workers, they have the same rights according to the Washington State Labor Law.>>Hello, Roberto! How are you?>>Hey! How is it going?>>Hi Roberto! It’s good to see you!>>We came to the office because we […]

New employers: Hiring your first employees

I’m Celia Nightingale the Small Business Liaison for the Department of Labor and Industries. And I’m Aaron Hoffman, the Assistant Liaison. I’m glad to know that your business is growing. As a new employer, you will have many new responsibilities. Responsibilities for following lawful employment practices, for payroll and recordkeeping, for paying employment taxes and workers’ compensation insurance, […]

New employers: Employer requirements

In addition to workers’ compensation and safety and health, L&I oversees wage and hour laws. These include requirements related to minimum wage, overtime, employment of teens under 18, break and lunch periods, payment of wages, payroll deductions, and personnel records. One often misunderstood area concerns independent contractors. Many businesses hire people as independent contractors that don’t meet the […]

FileFast: Work with L&I to hold down claim costs (employers)

Every year in Washington State over a hundred thousand claims are filed for workers injured on the jobsite Here at the Department of Labor & industries we’re always improving processes based on the customer’s needs and expectations now with FileFast, we’re making it easy for you to know about your workers injury sooner FileFast streamlines paperwork, reduces mistakes […]