The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board had filed a $79,000 judgment against comic Tina Fey on March 20 for an alleged “failure to carry workers’ comp ins.,” for a period from Nov. 20, 2012, to Feb. 02, 2014, according to court filings. But the Workers’ Compensation Board says it’s turned out to be a “paperwork issue” and that the Board is working with the carrier and Fey’s representatives to resolve the issue.
Fey’s representatives immediately reached out and “we are working together to demonstrate that she had coverage for the entire period from Nov. 20, 2012, to Feb. 2, 2014,” a Workers’ Compensation Board spokeswoman said. “It seems like a clerical error.” The Workers’ Compensation Board’s judgment filing does not detail what type of workers were covered under the workers’ comp policy.
By the end of business day Monday, March 31, Fey’s representatives have been able to find coverage with their carrier, Travelers, for a period from Nov. 20, 2013, to present, and they are working to demonstrate that she had insurance for the other periods as well, according to the Workers’ Compensation Board.
“So far, the penalty’s already gone down because they are working on it. We feel very confident that we are working together to clear up this matter,” the spokeswoman said.