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December 16, 2019

A new year is starting and that means new BIAW classes! We know you’re as excited as we are, so here’s your guide to our most popular classes, newest classes, online classes, and recertifications to look forward to in the upcoming year.

Popular Classes:

Washington Family and Medical Leave for Employers with Less than 50 Employees

You’ve figured out how to deduct the premiums and upload the information to Washington Employment Security (hopefully), now what do you do? This session will review the changes that happened in the 2019 legislative session and the next steps when your employees want to take their leave after January 1, 2020.

Washington Family and Medical Leave for Employers with 50 or More Employees

This session will address the basics elements of the law and administration of WA Paid Family Leave and federal FMLA for a company with over 50 employees. This session will review the differences between the State Family and Medical Leave and federal FMLA leave and walk through the steps of coordinating the two types of leaves.

Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead-CESCLM

Do you need a Construction Stormwater General Permit from Ecology? If your project disturbs over an acre of land or is in a subdivision, you probably do. This permit states that all sites disturbing over an acre of land must have a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL).

CAPS 1, 2, and 3

Marketing and communications, design concepts, and solutions for aging in place. This course benefits builders, remodelers and allied professionals that serve the aging in place market, including occupational therapists, real estate professionals, and trade contractors as well as academics.

Construction Contracts and Lien Law

The contract portion of the class will teach you the important terms you need to address in your contract to minimize the occurrence and magnitude of problems that inevitably arise with customers or other contractors. You will learn all the good things you need in your standard contract.

New Classes:

Preparing for the New DOL Exempt Threshold and Overtime Rule Definition of "Regular Rate" and Overview of Independent Contractor Requirements

On March 7, 2019, DOL announced a new salary threshold for exempt employees, and on March 28, 2019, announced updated requirements for calculating the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime. The new rules are effective on January 1, 2020. Now is the time to review your current wages for salaried exempt employees as well as to review all of your positions to ensure that they are properly classified.

Available Online:

Live Webinar: Washington Family and Medical Leave for Employers with Less than 50 Employees

Live Webinar: Help Minimize Risk + Protect Your Bottom Line

This class is designed specifically for company leaders and managers, this workshop discusses proactive approaches to improve employee retention, company culture and safe work habits.

Recertifications:

CESCL Recertification

Is your Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) certification about to expire? The Department of Ecology requires a CESCL on all stormwater permitted construction sites over an acre, and CESCL certifications must be renewed every three years with a one-day class.

Certified Lead Renovator Refresher

This six-hour refresher training class is for individuals who have previously completed the Certified Lead Renovator Initial in compliance with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. To see a full list of all the classes we offer in 2020, click here. Also, if you have any questions please contact Certification/Education Manager Hillary Vanatta at 360-352-7800 ext. 106.

To see a full list of all the classes we offer in 2020, click here. Also, if you have any questions please contact Certification/Education Manager Hillary Vanatta at 360-352-7800 ext. 106.

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