Compliance Reporting Standards for Employer Workers’ Compensation in 2011

Date:                     January 18, 2011 and every TUESDAY evening except holidays

Time:                    6:30 PM requiring RSVP at 425.956.3677

Location:             Dexter Office Building Conference room, 1319 Dexter Avenue N., Ste 216, Seattle, 98109

CPE hours:          (1) for continuing education requirements for CPAs, SPHRs, and Quickbook Professionals

Register:              Email with names of attendees

Who should take this class:  Small business owners with more than 2 employees, 2 classifications, and/or hiring independent contrators. Also, good refresher course for Payroll managers, tax accountants, CPAs, CMAs, HR, bookkeepers, and out of state corporations.


  • Whether your independent contractor is a covered worker or employee as defined by L&I?
  • What are the key record keeping elements that need to be documented to pass an L&I audit?
  • How to properly communicate during an L&I audit?
  • How to split classifications?
  • What kind of penalties can be imposed on your business?

If you can’t answer these questions then this class will help you to prepare and respond to an L&I audit. You will learn the key elements to protect your business from the common tactics used by L&I auditors such as reclassifying contractors as covered workers and assessing penalties. You will also learn why interest and penalties charged can be reduced. Also the course includes recent Washington Administrative Codes changes from October 2008 for Record Keeping Responsibilities of the Prime Contractor and the 2009 RCW Failure to Secure Payment– Stop Work Order penalty.

TED CARLSON,CFE is a Certified Fraud Examiner specializing in Workers Compensation in Washington and California State sadvocating for small and medium sized business issues dealing with field audits, reconsiderations appeals, fraud examinations, and internal/external business controls.


Forensic Accounting 101:   Protecting Yourself From Embezzlement Fraud


The flavor of the year is Embezzlement!


Date:                     Guest speakers to be scheduled via RSVP (max class size of 12)     

Register:              Email with names of attendees

Who should take this class:  Payroll managers, tax accountants, CPAs, CMAs, HR, bookkeepers, small business owners, employers who have more than one classification, and foreign corporations.


  • Basic steps to determine if you have fraud
  • What motivates fraud: Besides Recessions
  • QuickBooks tools to detect fraud  (cash backs, more than 1 online bank-personal)

LAURA DODSON, CPA – Laura Dodson has over 16 years of problem solving experience from working at at small, medium, and large companies in the Seattle area. Her company, Blue Stone Accounting, is based in Seattle Washington and provides specialized business accounting services for companies in the Seattle-Everett Area. She is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

CAROL BACON, CFE, BSBM – Carol Bacon has over fifteen years of accounting experience in many industries and positions using her skills as a forensic analyst. Her background of business management coupled with her experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner makes her a unique source of information and resources.

  1. January 17, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    *It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

    • January 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM

      Thanks. If you have to independently keep track of your employees for workers compensaton, please take a look at our webbased software so that the State doesn’t audit you and penalize your records keeping. Use us as a resource nationally if you have anyone getting audits.

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