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Anyone who has ever stumbled onto a bee’s nest on a job site knows bee stings can really hurt. But when it comes to your employees, they can also hurt your bottom line.



Kept on Salary, or KOS, can be very confusing and not at all straightforward. KOS is when an employer pays their injured employees full wages (including benefits) when they are injured on the job because a doctor has certified that they can't work. We've made this helpful flyer to explain KOS at every step along the way. 



The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently announced new emergency rules related to Wildfire Smoke and Heat Exposure for Washington businesses and their employees.  In response to the initial rule proposals, BIAW and other business groups weighed in and raised concerns about the need for, and legality of, “emergency” rules in these two areas.  L&I essentially ignored this input and proceeded ahead as planned.