Case 7 – FL – Workers’ Comp

•Case Seven: In response to a public lead, a site visit was conducted and nine employees were observed framing a new residential structure. The investigation revealed the employer had elected to be exempt from obtaining workers’ compensation coverage for himself, but had failed to secure workers’ compensation coverage for his employees. A Stop-Work Order and Business Records Request were issued and served on the employer for failure to secure workers’ compensation coverage. The business records provided by the employer revealed a two-year period of non-compliance and a penalty was assessed in the amount of $45,816. The employer came into compliance by adding ten employees to a new employee leasing contract which generated $35,000 in premium dollars and by entering into a Periodic Payment Agreement to pay the penalty.