Workers’ Compensation Update – Stop Work Orders & Workers’ Compensation Coverage Audits Increasing

October 20, 2016 by on News

Please note that the Department of Financial Services investigators are out and about ensuring that Employers, primarily in the construction industry, are in compliance with the Florida’s workers’ compensation laws.  Especially during the post Hurricane Matthew clean-up efforts, we expect the investigators to increase their patrol in areas affected the most by the Hurricane.  If any of your clients have received a Stop Work Order, Penalty, or are being audited by the Division of Workers’ Compensation for compliance, please contact our office at 904-353-6241 for a list of attorneys who can help.

We have a dedicated team of lawyers and staff with experience representing businesses in these matters.  These audits have short and strict deadlines for compliance, often limited to ten (10) days, and could potentially result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, and in some instances criminal implications.  Please ensure that your clients do not ignore or dismiss these notices, or underestimate the severity of the potential outcome and the benefit of legal representation.

Kelly M. Brannon
Direct: 904.520.7803
Fax: 904.520.7391

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