Jay-Z Cleared of N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board Charge, Judgment Vacated

January 23, 2012

Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but missing workers’ comp insurance payments isn’t one of them.

The previous judgment against the popular rapper and the court-ordered $18,000 fine have been reversed, according to local media reports.

After consulting with the employer’s insurer, the Workers Compensation Board of New York changed its stance, resulting in the judgment being vacated, according to reports.

The Workers Compensation Board previously sued the “99 Problems” rapper, accusing him of failing to make workers’ comp payments for his domestic staff. The Board claimed in the lawsuit that the music mogul failed to pay workers’ compensation insurance during a three-month period in 2009 for his cooks, maids and other domestic workers at his TriBeCa residency in New York City. The Board sued him to collect $18,000 in fines. And the court had ordered him to pay up the missing money.

Jay-Z’s media representatives have been saying it was all just a simple administrative error and that Jay-Z never actually missed any payment on his insurance. Now the Workers Compensation Board appears to be in agreement.

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