North Carolina Industrial Commission News

North Carolina Cracks Down on Employers Lacking in Workers’ Comp Coverage

The commission responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina has cracked down in the last year on employers who don’t carry proper insurance, collecting $1 million in civil fines from uninsured companies. The News & Observer of Raleigh …

North Carolina Ruling Voids Government Immunity for Medical Examiner

A North Carolina agency’s ruling that a family should be paid nearly $400,000 for their anguish after a medical examiner misidentified a body and sent it to the wrong funeral home could open the door to similar lawsuits. The actions …

North Carolina Fails to Enforce Workers’ Compensation Mandate: Auditor

The state agency that decides how thousands of people are compensated for workplace injuries does a poor job of making sure companies obey a law requiring them to carry insurance, the state’s internal government watchdog reported Tuesday. The North Carolina …

Deal Reached on Change to N.C. Workers’ Comp Law

Legislators say they don’t expect any obstacles when they consider a bill allowing workers to make sure their employers carry workers’ compensation insurance on them. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported officials from three interested groups agreed to undo …

North Carolina Does Poor Job Tracking Workers’ Comp, Tax Scofflaws: Newspaper

North Carolina state agencies do a poor job communicating with each other to identify employers who are possibly breaking the law because they don’t have workers’ compensation insurance or fail to pay withholding taxes for their employees, a newspaper reported …

North Carolina Employers Face Jail Time Over Uncovered Workers’ Claims

North Carolina officials are requiring insurers to expedite the payment of workers’ compensation patients medical and wage-loss benefits or risk being sentenced to jail. The North Carolina Industrial Commission has ordered more than a dozen employers to attend a May …

North Carolina Vows Crackdown on Workers’ Compensation Scofflaws

Officials in North Carolina said they will review their efforts to ensure that employers are purchasing workers’ compensation coverage after facing criticism they have done little to make sure that employers comply with the law. North Carolina Industrial Commission Chair …