Reports to the Legislature relating to various L&I activities. Includes summaries of L&I-requested bills, legislative session wrap-ups, and resources for legislative workgroup meetings.

Session & Reports

Legislative Session

Legislative and Statutory Reports

2021 reports

Subminimum Wage Certificates: As this practice is phasing out, L&I and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will report jointly regarding subminimum wage certificates for workers with a disability.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report: Report on the work to protect consumers, workers, and employers who obey the law by stemming Washington's underground economy, pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.

Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations: This report details L&I's progress to research and track work-related injuries requiring immediate inpatient hospitalization, characterizing risks and hazards, and identifying prevention priorities.

2020 reports

Adult Entertainer Advisory Committee Report: This report summarizes measures identified by the Adult Entertainer Advisory Committee to increase the safety and security of adult entertainers, and makes recommendations to the legislature as required by RCW 49.17.470.

Child Physical Abuse Exams: This report provides information about child abuse claims received by L&I’s Crime Victims Compensation program, including the types and number of claims paid to victims of suspected child abuse.

Comprehensive Catastrophic Care Management Project Report: This report describes L&I's efforts and progress in managing care for catastrophically injured workers.

Improving Integrity and Accountability in the Workers' Compensation System: Annual update on L&I's activities and efforts to reduce and prevent fraud in the workers' compensation system, as required by RCW 43.22.331.

Interpreter Scheduling System: This report provides an update to the legislature on L&I's progress in establishing an interpreter scheduling system to assist in providing services to limited English speaking customers.

Legislative Work Group on Independent Medical Examinations (ESSB 6440 Implementation) Report: This report presents findings and recommendations of the Independent Medical Examination (IME) Work Group on ways to improve the IME process, as required by ESSB 6440.

Prevailing Wage Determinations: Report summarizing L&I's review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2020.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report: Report on the effectiveness of 2020 efforts to address the Underground Economy in Washington pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.

Wage, Leave, and Youth Employment Investigations: Report on 2020 wage, child labor, and protected leave investigations and proceedings by L&I's Employment Standards Program, pursuant to RCW 49.12.180.

Washington State Janitorial Workload Study: This progress report provides updated information to the Legislature and the public about the Washington State Janitorial Workload Study.

Work-Related Immediate Inpatient Hospitalizations: This is the initial report on L&I's progress in developing a system to research and track work-related injuries requiring immediate inpatient hospitalization, characterizing risks and hazards, and identifying prevention priorities.

2019 reports

A Study of Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements: Final report on a study of L&I's structured settlements program, which provides a voluntary option to workers and employers to permanently settle the non-medical portion of a workers' compensation claim.

Comprehensive Catastrophic Care Management Project Report: This report describes L&I's efforts and progress during 2019 in managing care for catastrophically injured workers.

Farm Internship Pilot Project: Report evaluating farm internships on participation levels, educational activities, provided, wages paid, workers' compensation claims filed, and subsequent employment of interns during 2019.

Improving Integrity and Accountability in the Workers' Compensation System: Annual update on L&I's activities and efforts to reduce and prevent fraud in the workers' compensation system, as required by RCW 43.22.331.

Prevailing Wage Determinations: Report summarizing L&I’s review of and response to requests for prevailing wage determinations or modifications during fiscal year 2019.

Underground Economy Benchmark Report: Report on the effectiveness of 2019 efforts to address the Underground Economy in Washington pursuant to RCW 18.27.800.

Wage, Child Labor, and Protected Leave Investigations: Report on 2019 wage, child labor, and protected leave investigations and proceedings by L&I's Employment Standards Program, pursuant to RCW 49.12.180.

Contact the Government Affairs & Policy Division

Legislative Director Tammy Fellin
Email: Rules@Lni.wa.gov

Workgroups

Legislative Workgroups

Domestic workers workgroup (en español)

L&I was directed by the state Legislature in the biennial budget to convene a workgroup to investigate how to expand access to the state's workers' compensation system for domestic workers and day laborers.

Domestic workers and day laborers are generally considered people who work at a private residence, such as a house cleaner, gardener, nanny, maintenance worker, or home care worker. The workgroup is made up of workers and businesses, or their representatives, from the industry. L&I provides staff support for the workgroup. Members have been appointed by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

The workgroup will meet at least once every 2 months. The public is welcome to attend. Interpretation services will be provided as needed.

The final report and recommendations are scheduled to be completed by Nov. 4, 2022.

Resources

July 27, 2021 meeting
September 28, 2021 meeting
November 30, 2021 meeting

Contact Us About the Domestic Workers Workgroup

Email: Cheryl.Mills@Lni.wa.gov