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NC Gov. Bev Perdue Forms Panel to Investigate Ways to Enforce Workers’ Compensation Policies

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue issued an executive order in August to form a task force to look for ways to crack down on businesses that are not paying workers' compensation taxes or buying the proper insurance.

The panel will be comprised of representatives from several state agencies and advocacy groups. It will be led by Wayne Goodwin, the state Insurance Commissioner.

Perdue has charged the panel with finding a way to crack down on employers who incorrectly classify employees as a way to avoid buying the proper workers' compensation insurance policy.

WorkersComp8_07312014The News & Observer reported that some businesses are incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying for the costly workers' compensation insurance needed to cover them in case of injury. In April, the newspaper reported that at least 30,000 businesses in the state do not carry workers' compensation insurance at all (even though they are required to do so).

The panel may consider drafting new legislation to address these problems, or it could recommend easier ways to report suspected violations. The N&O reported that agencies currently do not have a good system in place to communicate with one another about suspected violations.

Perdue's task force is asked to submit reports every six months with its recommendations. The first report is due in early 2013.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and find out if one of our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers may be able to help you.

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Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
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Charlotte Law Office

201 McCullough Drive, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704-599-1078
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New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
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Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
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Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
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709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
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Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
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Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
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Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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