Workers’ Comp Archive

Reminder to Insurance Agents: Florida Workers’ Compensation

North Carolina insurance agents may have contracting clients who are planning to go to Florida for cleanup and restoration work.  There are several requirements for out-of-state contractors working in Florida of which you should be aware. Constructing industry employers with one or more full-time or part-time employees must provide coverage for all employees. Construction industry

Some Workers’ Compensation Relief – HB765 Signed Into Law

An omnibus regulatory reform bill (HB 765) was signed into law by Governor McCrory on Oct. 22, 2015 and is now effective.  It contains a provision which addresses a problem with workers’ compensation that has emerged over the last couple of years. The existing provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act of North Carolina (the Act)

Some Workers’ Compensation Relief: HB765

An omnibus regulatory reform bill (HB 765) has been ratified and sent to the Governor for signature.  The bill becomes effective upon becoming law.  It contains a provision which addresses a problem with workers’ compensation that has emerged over the last couple of years.  The existing provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act of North Carolina

There is a New Sheriff in Town!

Within the last year, there is new leadership at the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).  The new Chairman has been tasked with the responsibility and funded to increase compliance with the statutory mandate to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance.  The Compliance and Fraud Investigative unit at NCIC has substantially increased their staff, and new intelligent software

NC Legislature Adjourns: IIANC Successful with Passing Workers’ Comp Initiatives

The Legislature has wrapped up its 2013 long session.  Despite the pyrotechnics, the sun will come up tomorrow and the world continues to spin on its axis.  The legislative battlefield is strewn with the dead and the wounded.  IIANC has some wounds to heal but we also have some victories to celebrate.  There are several

Publically Available Workers’ Compensation Insurance Information

There has been a lot of attention to workers’ compensation in the last year.  One of the issues regularly discussed is the need for public access to worker’s compensation insurance information.  The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been a repository of such information for some time but access has been limited.  Now there is a

Court Case Making Waves in Workers’ Comp Markets

A recent court case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Gonzalez v. Worrell, et. al., that was issued in late June of this year is already making waves in the workers’ compensation markets.  There are two issues addressed in this case that are covered in two respective white papers dealing with general contractor/subcontractors and