NC Industrial Commission cracks down on businesses without workers’ compensation

The North Carolina Industrial Commission has managed to identify and file charges against five employers in Guilford County who don’t carry workers’ compensation benefits/insurance for their employees, the Beaufort Observer reported on August 4.

Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, businesses that have three or more employees, including those identified as corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, or limited liability companies, must have workers’ compensation insurance.

Those charged with one count of failure to maintain workers’ compensation insurance in violation of North Carolina General Statute 97-94 (d) include Andrew Joseph Kane, William Edwyn Price, Jr., Ben Wade Armfield, David Rash Thomas, Jr., and Paul Brian Talley.

Employers have the responsibility to keep workplaces safe for their employees. However, sometimes accidents happen, and it is important that workers’ compensation is there to provide for injured workers. If you need assistance applying for workers’ compensation or have other related questions, contact the Raleigh attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling (919) 851-3311 today.