Chapter 296-16 WAC

Last Update: 6/21/16

EMPLOYER—WORKER REEMPLOYMENT INCENTIVES

WAC Sections

296-16-100What is the department's preferred worker program?
296-16-110Who may be certified as a preferred worker?
296-16-113What are the preferred worker certification requirements for a worker with developmental disabilities as defined by RCW 71A.10.020?
296-16-120Who certifies industrially injured or ill workers as preferred workers?
296-16-125Can a worker's preferred worker certification be revoked?
296-16-130How long does a worker's preferred worker certification last?
296-16-135Will the department grant a worker preferred worker certification under multiple open claims at the same time?
296-16-140Which employers are eligible to benefit from the preferred worker program?
296-16-145Who must confirm the worker has returned to work that is consistent with the worker's limitations and physical restrictions?
296-16-150What benefits can an eligible employer receive from the preferred worker program?
296-16-160What must an employer do to qualify for benefits when hiring or reemploying a preferred worker?
296-16-180Can a denial decision about preferred worker certification or employer incentive eligibility be protested or appealed?
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
296-16-010Premium waived for employment of preferred worker. [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.120(3) and 51.32.095. WSR 88-21-022 (Order 88-24), § 296-16-010, filed 10/10/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.120(3). WSR 85-13-027 (Order 85-12), § 296-16-010, filed 6/11/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(4), 51.04.030 and 51.16.120(3). WSR 80-18-033 (Order 80-24), § 296-16-010, filed 12/1/80, effective 1/1/81.] Repealed by WSR 05-01-105, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020 and 2004 c 258.
296-16-112For purposes of the "preferred worker" program, who is the "employer of record"? [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020, and 51.16.120. WSR 05-17-040, § 296-16-112, filed 8/9/05, effective 9/15/05.] Repealed by WSR 16-13-116, filed 6/21/16, effective 7/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, and 2015 c 137.
296-16-115How does a worker apply for "preferred worker" certification? [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020 and 2004 c 258. WSR 05-01-105, § 296-16-115, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05.] Repealed by WSR 16-13-116, filed 6/21/16, effective 7/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, and 2015 c 137.
296-16-170Where may an employer obtain an Intent to Hire Preferred Worker form? [Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020 and 2004 c 258. WSR 05-01-105, § 296-16-170, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05.] Repealed by WSR 16-13-116, filed 6/21/16, effective 7/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.04.030, and 2015 c 137.
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