Many people have dreams of starting their own business. The freedom, flexibility and sense of ownership are all draws -- but it is important for entrepreneurs to know that starting a business is a serious undertaking. Following the proper steps is essential to build a successful business.
I am very proud to report that I have recently had two more successes in defending uninsured employers against workers' compensation penalties. The first uninsured employer owns a small deli, and in all innocence and good faith neglected to buy a workers' compensation insurance policy. I succeeded in having his penalty COMPLETELY RESCINDED.
Leslie Tilles, our Senior Partner and a 2014 SuperLawyer, has saved a small business more than $220,000.00 in unjust workers' compensation penalties!
I am proud to report that we have saved our client, a small software company, $100,000.00 in workers' compensation penalties. Sometimes the Workers' Compensation Board will attempt to penalize small business owners for not having workers' compensation insurance, even when the business has no employees.