"State doing more to enforce rules of workers’ compensation" Catherine Carlock Greensboro The Triad Business Journal June 8, 2012
In looking at "a statewide effort to more strictly enforce workers’ compensation laws," the Triad Business Journal called on Nexsen Pruet attorney Grainger Pierce for insight.
Catherine Carlock's report is entitled "State doing more to enforce rules of workers’ compensation" and appears in the paper's June 8th edition. Carlock found that "many small businesses don’t know the basic tenet of compliance: if a company has three or more employees, it’s required to have workers’ compensation insurance."
An excerpt of what Pierce told the paper:
"...the N.C. Industrial Commission has started to seek affirmation on the front end that businesses have proof of coverage, rather than waiting to act until after something goes wrong.
'If you’ve got somebody without coverage or assets, and an employee gets hurt, you’ve essentially got a wrong without a recourse.'"
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C. Grainger Pierce, Jr. practices with the firm’s Employment and Labor Law group in North Carolina. He regularly assists clients with a range of employment issues, including litigation, ERISA, insurance, as well as employee policy implementation and compliance.