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I have a Nanny and did not have worker’s compensation insurance and just received a penalty notice for non-compliance from NYS Workers Compensation Board. What should I do?

A: It is very important for you to seek legal advice from an experienced Worker’s Compensation Penalty Defense Lawyer as soon as possible as the time period to assert any potential defenses is very limited and, if incorrectly handled, the monetary penalties can exceed $100,000.00. Our attorneys have helped homeowners and small business owners save hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and can help you. In certain circumstances, you are required to carry workers compensation insurance coverage for domestic workers including nannies, and you are thereby subject to penalties for non-compliance. For example, if your domestic worker is a “live-in” or works more than 40 hours per week for you, you may be required to have workers compensation insurance coverage.

top.lawyers.arrive.mag.2011.jpgOur attorneys are familiar with the law and your potential defenses. Most people incorrectly assume that their homeowner’s insurance or business insurance policies are sufficient but that is not true when workers compensation insurance is required. Ideally, you should consult with an experienced attorney prior to hiring a domestic worker so you can properly determine the appropriate tax treatment and insurance coverage issues. That being said, if you have received a penalty notice from the Workers Compensation Board because you had a domestic worker, call now to speak with our penalty defense attorneys now at (800) 893-9645.

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