This winter, a New York small business owner came to us for help. The Workers' Compensation Board had hit her with a penalty of more than $21,000.00 because she had neglected to buy a workers' compensation insurance policy.
As the owner of a small business in New York City I know all too well the pressures you face trying to maintain your business in one of the most competitive markets in the world.
The owner of a small import-export company contacted me because the Worker's Compensation Board was penalizing him nearly $500,000.00, because the state claimed that the employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, even though he ran a safe workplace that had never had an accident. I appealed that penalty, and after several conversations with the uninsured employers unit, I am very gratified to say that the penalty was entirely rescinded.
Very gratified to announce that we have had a very favorable response to our appeal to the Workers' Compensation Board on a penalty against our client, a small business owner in Queens.
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.