Author: Elizabeth Aaberg

April 27, 2022
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Washington L&I Conducts Ambient Heat Exposure Rulemaking

The Department is conducting rulemaking to update the requirements for occupational heat exposure from high ambient temperatures in all industries, including outdoor and indoor exposures….

December 15, 2021
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Washington Supreme Court Issues Ruling on WISHA Violations for Staffing Agencies

In the recent Tradesman case, the Washington Supreme Court addressed whether in the joint employer context, staffing agencies may be liable employers for safety violations…

August 4, 2021
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Potential New Rules Regarding IMEs in Washington

Effective January 1, 2021, legislative revisions to RCW 51.36.070 narrowed the circumstances under which self-insured employers may require a claimant to attend an independent medical…

April 14, 2021
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Big Changes to Structured Settlements with Passage of Washington’s Senate Bill 5046

A claim resolution structured settlement agreement (“CRSSA”) is a type of settlement agreement that can be utilized in matters involving claimants of at least 50…

December 9, 2020
by Elizabeth Aaberg

COVID 19 Travel Restrictions – Impact on Independent Medical Examinations in Washington

On November 13, 2020 Washington state governor Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory recommending that people arriving in Washington from other states or countries, including…

August 12, 2020
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Wage Calculation of H-2A Visa Workers in Washington

The United States H-2A visa program allows employers to bring foreign nationals into the country to fill temporary agricultural positions. Due to labor shortages, it…

April 1, 2020
by Elizabeth Aaberg

Washington: COVID 19 and Voluntary Termination/Unemployment Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Is time loss due if a worker performing modified duty takes a voluntary layoff in the context of COVID-19? According to RCW 51.32.090(4),…