WACs > Title 296 > Chapter 296-16 > Section 296-16-140
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Which employers are eligible to benefit from the "preferred worker" program?
When an employer offers the worker a medically appropriate job, the employer is eligible to benefit from the "preferred worker" program if:
(1) The employer is the employer of record who reemploys their own worker, and the worker:
(a) Has a developmental disability as defined by RCW 71A.10.020; and
(b) Under the open claim with that employer, has received payment of time-loss compensation for a period of at least fourteen consecutive days; or
(2) The employer is NOT the employer of record, and the employer hires a certified preferred worker.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020 and 2004 c 258. WSR 05-01-105, Â§ 296-16-140, filed 12/15/04, effective 1/15/05.]