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2022-08-09 WAATP WA State Tax Agencies Forum Series - Day 2 - ESD
Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST
Category: Events

WAATP - WA State Tax Agencies Forum Series - Day 2 - Employment Security Department Webinar

Presented by Washington Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Webinar


Event schedule: 

  • Beginning of Webinar: 11:00 am
  • WA State Tax Agencies Forum Series - Day 2 Webinar: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Round Table Discussion: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Speaker: Janette Benham and Brett Cain


Brett Cain is a policy analyst in the Leave and Care Division of the Employment Security Department. He started his position with the agency in August of 2020. He is part of a team who write administrative rules (Washington Administrative Code, or WACs), analyze legislative proposals, work with stakeholders, and develop and interpret policies that align with statute and administrative rules for the division’s Paid Family and Medical Leave and WA Cares programs. Brett has worked in state government for over 10 years in policy-focused positions for three agencies. When he’s not working, golfing, or rooting on the Seahawks/Ms/Cougs, he enjoys spending time with his wife Stevie, two daughters Clara (6) and Lucy (4), and his ornery old dog Winnie (9).


Janette Benham has worked for the Leave and Care Division at ESD since March of 2020, where she is part of the policy and rules team that develops the administrative rules and operational policies for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program and the Long-Term Services and Supports (WA Cares) Program. Janette has worked in state service for over twenty years and while the early part of her career focused on social services, policy and rules work has been her calling for the majority of her career. She has a passion for serving the people of the State of Washington and is looking forward to continued implementation, support, and administration of programs that assist individuals and families when they need it most.


CPE Credits: 1 CE depending on credentials

Course Description:  

 WA Cares Fund. What you need to know about WA Cares. How WA Cares supports Washington families. How the benefit works. What exemptions there are. What are the employer reporting requirements? What are the cross-agency responsibilities? 

Want to chat with a like minded community of professionals?  Please join us in a round table of discussions with topics focused on your what is stumping you on client questions currently.  Share, learn, socialize and ask questions!

If you would like to ask questions ahead of time please send them to [email protected]


Registration fee: 

WAATP members, $0 

Non-members, $15 

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Fees and Schedule - This WAATP Internet-Live webcast will begin and end promptly at stated time. 

 Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration fees will be refunded in full for up to 3 days in advance of the seminar. Registrations may be transferred 1-3 days prior to the seminar date. NO REFUNDS/TRANSFERS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE SEMINAR MATERIALS AND WEBINAR LINK HAS BEEN SENT AND THE SEMINAR BEGINS. NO EXCEPTIONS