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Chapter 8. Office of the Director
Subchapter 2.05. Enforcement of Workers' Compensation Coverage, Penalty Assessment Orders, Stop Orders and Posting and Notice Requirements
Article 4. Penalties

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§15568. Types of Penalty Assessment.

(a) Penalties in Non-Injury Cases.

(1) A fifty ($50) dollar penalty shall be assessed against an insured employer who fails or refuses to make a written response as to the status of his workers' compensation insurance when directed to do so by the Division.

(2) A one hundred ($100) dollar penalty shall be assessed an uninsured employer for each employee in his employ and not necessarily actually working at the time, a Stop Order is served upon him for failing to carry workers' compensation coverage on his employees.

(b) Penalties in Injury Cases.

(1) A one hundred ($100) dollar penalty per employee employed on the date of a claimed injury shall be assessed the employer where the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board finds (a) the employer was uninsured and (b) the injury was not compensable.

(2) A five hundred ($500) dollar penalty per employee employed on the date of injury shall be assessed an employer where the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board finds (a) the employer was uninsured and (b) the injury was compensable.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 55 and 3710, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 3700, 3710, 3710.1, 3710.2, 3711, 3712, 3713, 3714, 3718, 3722, 3723, 3725, 3726 and 3727, Labor Code.

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