On June 15, 2012 the Obama administration made a bold and unexpected decision to allow certain undocumented people to apply for “deferred action” status and work permits. DREAMers are the roughly 800,000 plus kids of undocumented parents who were brought into the country illegally prior to the child’s 16th birthday. The move was political – timed before a summit in Mexico and campaigning in Florida. Applications will be accepted for the program late summer. What will it mean to employers? How many workers will be eligible in Washington? Tom Roach, an experienced immigration attorney in Pasco will provide details of who can qualify, how long it will take, the dis-qualifiers, and how this “deferred action” status paves the way to a legalization program for the parents of these kids - your agricultural workers.
The recent Supreme Court's decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act confirms employers of all sizes need to prepare and educate themselves about the new rules regarding health care. Join our presenters Chris Rivard and Michelle VanDellen of Moss Adams LLP for a review of employer's obligations and options.
The Stay at Work program is a financial incentive for State Fund employers who offer light duty work to injured workers that was introduced last June. The payments you receive are not charged to the employer’s Labor and Industries (L&I) account. If you are not using Stay at Work, you are paying for other employers who are. L&I Stay at Work program manager, Chris Ver Eecke, will review the requirements, benefits, reimbursement procedures, and data of how the program can assist in reducing claim costs.
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