H-2A Web Series
Industry experts deliver the answers you need straight to you!
TUES | OCT 7
Managing Workers' Compensation Claims for H-2A
Don't get burned with your workers' comp claims
Presenter: Lori Evans, L&I Operations Manager in Claims Administration of WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries
Employers must pay extra attention and work closely with the state Dept. of Labor and Industries (L&I) to manage workers’ comp. claims in an expeditious and efficient matter. Foreign workers must leave the country due to a visa restriction. L&I has tools to help you with these workers. You may need to provide additional assistance to these workers to keep the claim moving along. At this webinar you will receive information and tips about reporting and managing workers' comp. claims for guest workers.
TUES | OCT 14
Agency Inspections and Outreach
Pass government inspections with flying colors
Presenter: Dan Fazio, Director of WAFLA
Employers who use the H-2A program face three different types of inspections from federal and state agencies. Employers who are prepared report little or no problems, while other employers have been assessed hundreds of thousands in fines. Moreover, employers who are prepared for government inspections face a lower risk of a legal claim from a disgruntled worker. This webinar will explain the different types of inspections, and we will provide participants with a comprehensive self-audit check list that will walk you through an inspection. We will also tell you about a new on site compliance audit service WAFLA is offering.
TUES | OCT 21
Anatomy of a Lawsuit
How to survive and avoid lawsuits
Presenter: Kristin Ferrera, Principal of Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn, and Aylward, P.S.
You just received a "demand letter" from a legal services provider who represents a worker or a class of workers who don't like what you did in the H-2A program. How should you respond? What are the problem areas which generate the most controversy? What steps can you take to avoid costly litigation, and when can't it be avoided? We use redacted language from actual H-2A cases from Washington and other areas to help you understand the issues.