Pennsylvania Releases List of Workers’ Compensation Scofflaws

August 10, 2022
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Pennsylvania officials have identified three dozen employers that are currently not carrying workers’ compensation insurance as required by state law.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released lists of employers that have violated one or more of the labor laws, misclassified their workers, owe unemployment compensation back taxes or have failed to carry requisite workers’ compensation insurance.

L&I updates the list each Tuesday.

Among employers that had failed to carry workers’ compensation, officials said six have resolved liens and 11 have established repayment agreements – for a total of nearly $600,000 collected or scheduled to be paid under repayment agreements. Those firms have been removed from the non-compliance list.

Created in October 2021 by an executive order by Gov. Tom Wolf, the lists were first published six months ago. Since then, the L&I said it has resolved about 1,300 liens and collected more than $8.3 million from more than 900 employers that had owed unemployment compensation back taxes.

“In just six months, we have seen a significant number of employers come forward to resolve their unpaid UC taxes and failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Through the power of transparency, this project compels employers to meet their obligations to their workers and compete on a level playing field with other employers that were already following the rules,” Berrier said. “L&I stands ready to assist employers who have fallen behind on their obligations before their name appears on the non-compliance list. Likewise, we want to see more employers take the steps necessary to resolve their obligations so we can remove them from this public list.”

Employers are removed from the list after they pay their liens in full, enter bankruptcy proceedings, or enter into payment plan agreements with the department.

Firms can make payments and set up payment plans by contacting the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

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