L&I offers free workshops for new employers

Wage and hour rules, workplace safety, and minimizing workers’ compensation costs are just a few of the topics covered in a free workshop the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is now offering for new employers.

“This workshop will save you time, money and trouble down the road, and take the mystery out of the various things an employer does with L&I,” said Ron Langley, L&I’s small-business liaison.

“Employer’s Introduction to L&I” is a free workshop geared both for new businesses and those hiring for the first time. The workshop will cover employers’ rights and responsibilities and provide an overview of the services L&I provides. Employers who attend will learn about workplace safety and health requirements, claims management strategies, risk management, quarterly reporting requirements and wage and hour laws.

In Tacoma, a workshop is scheduled for Thurs., July 22 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St.

Visit http://www.Workshops.Lni.wa.gov to register for the workshop or learn about future workshop dates.