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Administrative Assistance For Small-Business Owners Facing Workers’ Compensation Issues

Operating a small business in the state of New York is no small feat. Regardless of your craft, there are many aspects with running a business that you must focus on all at once in order to keep your operation afloat and profitable.

Unfortunately, many business owners often find themselves up against agencies like the New York State Department of Labor or Workers’ Compensation Board for alleged employment law violations. They are not sure what to do or whom to reach out to for guidance.

At Stockton, Barker & Mead, LLP, we can help.

Since 1994, we have helped small-business owners resolve many types of employment law issues, including but not limited to:

Matters Involving The Misclassification Of Employees

Many small-business employers opt to hire independent contractors rather than full-time employees to avoid paying insurance premiums. Unfortunately, New York laws are strict when it comes to classifying workers.

When an injured worker files for workers’ compensation or unemployment benefits, various state agencies will often scrutinize their classification. This often subjects a business owner to scrutiny, often resulting in fines or other penalties.

At our firm, we have provided guidance to small-business owners facing these issues.

Insufficient Insurance Coverage

In the chaotic mix of operating a business, small-business owners may fail to obtain required workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Adequate coverage may lapse as small-business owners tend to the needs of their customers.

As a result, many face steep fines, which can and do accumulate in the tens of thousands of dollars. If you are facing high fines for failing to get workers’ compensation insurance, we can help.

Turn To An Experienced Team

Whether your business runs as a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), an S-corporation, C-corporation or any other type of entity, we are a trusted resource to turn to for assistance with the administrative aspects involved with workers’ compensation.

Our team comprises qualified attorneys who each have a unique set of legal and personal experiences handling workers’ compensation and related insurance defense matters.

Learn About Your Options Today

We invite you to reach out to one of our small-business lawyers today to learn more about us and how we can assist. To set up an appointment, complete our contact form or call 518-703-8871.

Serving small businesses in Troy, throughout Albany and across upstate New York.