The state Department of Labor and Industries announced earlier this week that workers’ compensation rates won’t be going up next year — a move widely cheered by the business community. We’ll have more on the surprising decision on this week’s edition of The Impact, including an interview with director Judy Schurke. It will air Wednesday at 7 & 10 p.m.
The department is holding six public hearings before announcing the final rate in December. Here’s the full list:
Tukwila, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., L&I office.
Bellingham, Oct. 23, 1 p.m., Public Library Lecture Room.
Spokane, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., CenterPlace Event Center.
Richland, Oct. 25, 10 a.m., Community Center Activity Room.
Tumwater, Oct. 26, 10 a.m., L&I Auditorium.
Vancouver, Oct. 29, 10 a.m., Red Lion at the Quay, Quayside Portside Room.
And if you still want to know more about workers’ comp, here’s an impressive little video created by the Department of Labor and Industries (kudos to the artist):