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    Improve your ROI with Washington's Stay at Work Program

    Date: August 11, 2015, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Cheryl Knight
    Lacey Community Center
    $10.00 SHRM members / $15.00 non SHRM members
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Joyce Allen, with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, comes with 13 years of Worker's Compensation Claims experience, to include three years adjudicating complex Chemically Related Illnesses (CRI) claims. Joyce is proficient in all aspects of the claims process and anticipating the need for vocational services. She is experienced in managing an intensive and time-critical caseload with direct employee and employer contact. Joyce is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant with three tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Her 22 years of experience working with diverse cultures, ethnicities, and social groups gives her a unique view of the different needs, expectations, and sensitivities of her customers. Joyce has a Bachelor's Degree from Evergreen State College.

    A win-win for injured workers and employers. Attention business owners!

    What do you do when an employee gets hurt? How do you support them while managing costs?
    Workplace injuries top the list of issues faced by most employers. How would you like to create a win/win for both your business and your injured worker?

    You can do that by creating a doctor-approved transitional light duty job if your worker is unable to immediately return to their regular job.  Why?

    Studies show that workers heal faster when they return to work during the recovery period. That’s a win for the employee. Employees who heal faster tend to have less expensive claims and are able to return to their regular jobs faster. That’s a win for the employer.

    The Stay at Work Program can reimburse:

    • 50% of the base wages you pay to the injured worker, up to $10,000 or 66 days.

    • Some of the cost of training, tools or clothing the worker needs to do the light-duty or transitional work (up to $2,500 for equipment; $1,000 for training; and $400 for clothing per claim).

    To date, Labor & Industries has reimbursed over $31 Million to keep over 13,000 workers on light duty and receiving wages.  As this program gets injured workers back to work sooner and provides financial incentives to the employer for doing so, it is truly a win-win for all.

    1.5 General HRCI Credit - APPROVED!

    1.5 SHRM Credit - APPROVED!

    To register, click HERE.