(1) An event occurs if a benefit overpayment is created and the employer or the employer's agent significantly contributed to the overpayment by failing to respond timely or adequately without good cause to the department's written request for information relating to a claim.
(2) When deciding if an event has occurred, there must be a decision made by the department resulting in a benefit overpayment.
(3) An event may occur even if the employer is not in the base year of the claim.
(4) The department must examine past events which contributed to benefit overpayments when deciding if a pattern exists.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50.12.010
. WSR 13-24-108, § 192-320-081, filed 12/3/13, effective 1/3/14.]