Today's post comes from guest author Paul J. McAndrew, Jr. from Paul McAndrew Law Firm.
Employers beware – protect your workers with workers’ compensation insurance – it’s the law, and states are cracking down. Just this week
Connecticut’s Labor’s Wage & Workplace Standards Division shut down two subcontractors who were helping to build a high-rise in Stamford, CT.
According to the state, the Virginia-based contractors couldn’t provide evidence that their employees had workers’ compensation coverage in the state of Connecticut. With unemployment high and the recession lingering, employers seem to be increasingly taking advantage of the fact that people are willing to work without appropriate coverage.
It is a real shame that these days so many people are going to work without the protections that they are due under the law.