Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Washington L&I’s announcement that under its proposal, the average amount employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance in the state would drop 2.5 percent in 2018. The proposed decrease would result in Washington employers, as a group, paying $67 million less in premiums. The lower rate would mean employers would pay an average of about $34 less a year per employee for workers’ compensation coverage. Find out more by clicking here!
Also in the news today is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s clarification that its Employee Classification Section is already operating, and that recent legislation codified its existence. The Commission noted that misclassification complaints for Q1 and Q2 of 2017 were up over 644% from the first and second quarters of last year. Find out more by clicking here!