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Friday Phone Briefing

Friday, January 25

2013 Week 2: Workers' Compensation Rate Increases

For the second Friday Phone Briefing of the 2013 legislative session, Jocelyn McCabe, AWB's vice president of communications, is joined by Kris Tefft, AWB general counsel and government affairs director,  to discuss workers' compensation and other human resource issues.With the Department of Labor & Industries facing a $1.1 billion shortfall in the workers' compensation account, businesses are fearing dramatic increases in their workers' compensation rate. AWB is supporting several key pieces of legislation that will help alleviate rate increases.

Tefft also provides a brief update on paid family leave and an attempt to implement Seattle's controversial paid sick leave law.

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