What will happen to an employer who fails to obtain or maintain workers’ compensation insurance?
The Division of Industrial Relations, Workers’ Compensation Section (WCS) is responsible for ensuring that all employers are in compliance with the law. Employers who do not provide workers’ compensation will be charged with an administrative fine up to $15,000; appropriate premium penalties; may be ordered to close business until insurance has been obtained; and will be held financially responsible for all costs arising from a work-related injury. In addition, the uninsured employer may be subject to a criminal penalty for claims resulting in substantial bodily harm or death. (NRS 616D.200 & NAC 616D.345)
Questions? Contact the Workers' Compensation Section: the Henderson office, (702) 486-9080; or the Carson City office, (775) 684-7270; or e-mail WCSHelp@business.nv.gov.