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Jan 2011

Employer's Comp Premiums Expected To Increase 12% On Average

TUMWATER – The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today announced a final decision to increase workers’ compensation premium rates by an average 12 percent or 6.5 cents per hour for 2011.
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Rate Increase Not Sufficient to Maintain Workers' Compensation Solvency

A 12% rate increase proposed by the Washington Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) is not enough to keep the state-run workers' compensation system solvent, according to a report from Washington State Auditor's Office released Thursday.
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Death Benefits Calculated On Earnings At Retirement

Court of Appeals rules that death benefits are based on earnings at retirement, not on the date of manifestation of an occupational disease. Read More...
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WA Minimum Wage Rises To $8.67

TUMWATER – Washington’s minimum wage increases 12 cents to $8.67 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2011.
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