Can an employer go to jail for not providing workers’ compensation?

Or can you just be sued?

Asked on December 10, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If an employer fails to provide their employees workers' compensation insurance, a stop work order can be immediately issued. Additionally, fines can be imploesed and the empoyer can be charged with a misdemeanor which carries jail time.
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