The beginning of the calendar year may be a good time to remind you who have chosen not to buy workers compensation that you still have obligations under the law.
A non-subscriber is required to file the DWC Form-005 with the Division of Workers Compensation annually between Feb. 1 and April 30 of each calendar year. The law also requires written notices that employers do not have workers compensation be posted in the personnel office and in a prominent place where employees can see them regularly. A written notice must also be given to new employees upon hire.
Employers with five or more employees also have ongoing requirements to report monthly any injury that results in more than one day lost from work, all occupational illnesses and fatalities.
Just one more reminder that if you have so much as one part time employee, you are subject to the provisions of the Worker’s Comp law.
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