I’m pleased to announce that the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has finally made some updates to their rules and guidelines when it comes to uninsured employers.  The new fees shutterstock_316253027and regulations read:

 “The law change amends section 65.2-805 of the Workers’ Compensation Act which addresses the civil penalty for employer failure to insure. Such employer shall be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $250 per day for each day of noncompliance, subject to a maximum penalty of $50,000, plus collection costs. The amendment was approved March 7, 2014 and will be effective on July 1, 2014.”  Source:  http://www.vwc.state.va.us/

Hopefully these new, steeper fines will encourage more employers to make sure their employees are covered by the appropriate workers’ compensation insurance! 

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