This past Sunday, the News & Observer ran a story about workers’ compensation on the front page. The article, which has been getting many comments on their website, is about employers in North Carolina who forge ahead in the operation of their businesses without any workers’ compensation insurance.
In North Carolina, businesses with three or more employees must purchase workers’ compensation insurance. If they do not purchase insurance, they must certify that they can cover the costs of injuries to their employees. It is a Class H felony to knowling fail to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
The article, penned by Mandy Locke and David Raynor, is an interesting read into the world of North Carolina workers’ compensation. You can view the full article by clicking here.