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2017 WFIAEF Webinar Schedule:


Presenters: Department of Health WIC Division

Troy Parks - Provider Services Section Manager

Allen Esparza - Compliance Unit Supervisor

Authorized food package changes are coming October 1st as well as changes to the compliance penalties and re-contracting timeline next spring. Everything you need to know about upcoming changes to the current WIC program.

WIC EBT or e-WIC will be overviewed in November to assure your systems are e-WIC ready.

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On January 1, 2018, the paid safe and sick leave requirements of Initiative 1433 become effective. Every employer with employees must comply with the new law. As the deadline fast approaches are you prepared? Join WFIA’s webinar to learn about what every employer should know about the I-1433 Paid Safe and Sick Leave requirements.

The webinar will provide an overview of the new Paid Safe and Sick Leave law, including the rules being developed by L&I and what you as an employer need to do before and after January 1, 2018, to comply with the new requirements.

10:00 – 10:30 AM Labor & Industries will review the current rule and what will be required per the current version of the rule.

10:30 – 11:00 AM Tim O’Connell, Attorney, with Stoel Rives will provide an overview of the rules, eligibility, and accrual that is important for employers to know.

He will also be providing a employment policy for employers to include in their existing employee manuals. This will cover procedures for determining eligibility, accrual, permitted use, banking and verification for use of sick leave; and an anti-retaliation provision.


Tim O'Connell, Partner, Stoel Rivers LLP

Tim O'Connell is a partner of the firm in the labor and employment and telecommunications law sectors. His practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB and public sector agencies, labor arbitrations, equal employment and discrimination cases before administrative agencies and courts, wrongful discharge litigation, wage and hour counseling and litigation, and general personnel management.

He has also been actively involved in the rulemaking process, both drafting and negotiating new rules and leading litigation challenging agency action.

Tim is the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee for the Association of Washington Business.

If you have any questions, please contact Holli Johnson at 360-753-5177 ext. 104 or holli@wa-food-ind.org.


E-WIC Systems Readiness

November 8, 2017 at 10-10:30 AM

Presenter: Sue Mountin from the Department of Health

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Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1015 10th Ave SE

Olympia, WA 98507

Tel: 360-753-5177

Email: info@wa-food-ind.com

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