June 20, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Advertising Alternatives!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the launch of a new advertising program from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) designed to encourage employers in the state to provide light-duty jobs for their employees while they recover from workplace injuries. The Stay at Work program was authorized by the Legislature in 2011 and reimburses employers for half of an injured worker’s base wages and some of the cost of training, tools and clothing the worker needs to do the light-duty job.

According to L&I, in its first year the program reimbursed more than 1,500 employers for part of the cost of placing 4,500 injured workers in medically-approved light-duty jobs, saving about $7.5 million that would have been paid out in wage replacement benefits if these injured workers had not been able to return to work.

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