Posted on May 30, 2009 in Administrative Hearings and Appeals
Language Connection, LLC v. Employment Sec. Dept. of State, — P.3d —-, 2009 WL 1058593 (Wash.App. Div. 1 Apr 13, 2009) (NO. 61703-6-I)
The Language Connection (TLC) is a services referral agency for language interpreters. The Employment Security Department concluded that the interpreters were engaged in employment for TLC and the company was liable for unemployment insurance contributions. The plain language of RCW 50.04.245 requires that before a services referral agency like TLC is liable, it must be responsible for compensating the workers it refers. Because TLC is not responsible for compensating the interpreters for their services, Division One reversed the Department’s decision.