Do Employers Have To Post Those Pesky Notices?

March 08, 2019
Sacks & Zolonz, LLP
Uninsured Employers

When you employ just a single person in the state of California, you are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. We know that as an employer, you have so much to keep up with. Your focus is on ensuring your business is successful. We recognize that.

We also know that the law is very specific when it comes to notices that must be posted, especially when it comes to workers’ compensation notices. At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, we are here to help if you find yourself in violation of state workers compensation laws. When you need a Los Angeles workers uninsured employers attorney by your side, call us today.

Wait, What Notice?

When you have a business in California, there is a multitude of notices you must post inside of the workplace. This includes things like notices for minimum wage, paid sick leave, whistleblower protections, and emergency numbers.

You also MUST post a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Carrier and Coverage.

The good news is that these posters are available to employers at no cost to them, so you do not have to worry about them cutting into your expenses. The posters must be in an easily accessible space where workers will see them. Most of the time, they are in highly trafficked rooms such as break areas, a human resources office, or an employee entrance.

However, what happens if you do not post the workers’ compensation poster?

Failure to put up the required posters can result in fines, but we want to let you know that these fines are nowhere near as severe as the consequences of not having workers compensation insurance coverage at all.

Why Insurance Matters

We realize that many companies, particularly smaller businesses, struggle daily when figuring out how to manage expenses. Some business owners may decide to cut out workers’ compensation or never get it at all. In these cases, they just hope that none of their workers gets hurt.

Even if a worker is not injured, you can face fines and even jail time for not having coverage.

In California, the penalties for not having workers’ compensation coverage for your employees can be fines of $10,000, up to one year in jail, work stop orders, and additional fines per employee.

What You Can Do Now

We recognize that, in most cases, employers will not be punished too harshly for not posting a workers’ compensation notice. However, the state will come down with the full force of law if it decided you have committed workers compensation fraud or not provided workers with insurance coverage. Sacks & Zolonz, LLP has the immeasurable experience that they can bring to your side and they will work diligently to make sure you are treated fairly and justly. Running a business is hard and sometimes mistakes are made, but those mistakes should not mean you suffer disproportionate consequences. If you need a Los Angeles uninsured employers attorney, you can contact us for a consultation by clicking here or calling 310-216-7778.

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