California Law Requires Workers Compensation Insurance for Employers.
California employers, with as few as a single employee, are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance protects employers in the event of injuries sustained by employees while on the job. Cost-U-Less offers the best rates for workers’ compensation insurance! While required by law, rates for workers’ compensation insurance premiums are not regulated by the state. Let Cost-U-Less find you the best rates for workers’ compensation coverage.
The penalties are steep – Failure to purchase and maintain workers compensation coverage violates the California Labor Code (Section 3700.5), and is a misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by either a fine of up to $10,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year, or both. The state also issues penalties of up to $100,000 against illegally uninsured employers (Labor Code section 3722(a/b)).
State workers’ compensation laws cover all types of employees regardless of whether they are working as a part-time, fulltime or a leased worker. The laws specifically mention that teachers for public schools, county workers working under hazardous conditions, and even volunteers working for a profitable business can also qualify for occupation injury compensation benefits. Depending on the nature of your business, additional specialized business insurance coverage may be required.
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Comparison of Workers’ Compensation Laws by State:
U.S. Small Business Administration Workers’ Compensation State by State Guide:
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