Washington Employee Workers' Compensation

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Adding Washington Employee Workers Comp Information

Background

If you are a Washington state employer, you will need to assign a Washington employee workers’ compensation code for each employee in order to run payrolls.  Depending on the employee’s rate for each code, the employee will pay a portion of the workers comp premium through payroll deduction. For more information, see the Employers’ Guide to Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Washington State.

To assign a workers comp code to an employee in Patriot Software

Before you can add workers comp codes to an employee record, you must first add the code and hourly rates at the company level.  For help, see Washington Workers Compensation (Industrial Insurance).

For each employee who is not marked exempt from workers comp coverage, you will see a link in the green box at the top of the page to complete this missing information.

Payroll > Employees > Employee List > Select Employee Name > Pay Info > Edit

  • Select the Workers Comp Code from the dropdown list for this employee.  If you need to add codes to this list, set these up at the company level under Payroll > Settings > Payroll Settings > Workers’ Comp Settings.
  • Click “Save Employee.

If an employee is exempt from workers compensation coverage, you can mark them exempt under the employee’s Taxes > Advanced Employee Tax Settings section.

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