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April 16, 2010

L&I offers free workshops for new employers

TUMWATER – Wage and hour rules, workplace safety, and minimizing workers’ compensation costs are just a few of the topics covered in a free workshop the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is now offering for new employers.

“This workshop will save you time, money and trouble down the road, and take the mystery out of the various things an employer does with L&I,” said Ron Langley, L&I’s small-business liaison.

“Employer’s Introduction to L&I” is a free workshop geared both for new businesses and those hiring for the first time.

The workshop will cover employers’ rights and responsibilities and provide an overview of the services L&I provides. Employers who attend will also learn about workplace safety and health requirements, claims management strategies, risk management, quarterly reporting requirements and wage and hour laws. 

Workshops currently are planned for eight cities statewide:

  • Tukwila – 9 a.m.-noon April 21, 12806 Gateway Dr. S.
  • Spokane – 9 a.m.-noon May 11, 901 N. Monroe St., Suite 100.
  • Tacoma – 1-3:30 p.m. May 11, Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St.
  • Vancouver – 9 a.m.-noon June 9, 312 SE Stonemill Dr., Suite 120.
  • Everett – 9-11:30 a.m. June 10, 729 100th St. SE.
  • Yakima – 9 a.m.-noon June 30, 15 W. Yakima Ave., Suite 100.
  • Bellingham – 9-11:30 a.m. July 22, 1720 Ellis St., Suite 200.
  • Mount Vernon – 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 9, 525 E. College Way, Suite H.

Visit www.Workshops.Lni.wa.gov to register for the workshop or learn about future workshop dates.


For media information: Hector Castro, L&I, 360-902-6043.

Broadcast version: The Department of Labor and Industries is now offering a workshop designed for new businesses or those hiring for the first time. The free workshop covers everything from workplace safety rules to guidance filling out quarterly reports. The three-hour sessions are scheduled at L and I offices throughout the state. For the schedule, visit www dot  Workshops dot Lni dot wa dot gov.

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