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Registration Penalties


If you are late registering

All employers are required by law to register with the Commission and pay assessments based on their workers’ earnings. Failure to register may result in the following penalties.

  • Late registration: The late registration penalty ranges from $50 to $2,000 per year,depending on the assessment amount for each year. The employer is also required to pay assessments for the years the business operated but was not registered. 
  • Cost of injury: In the event of a work-related injury, an employer who is not registered may, in addition to owing unpaid assessments, be liable for the total cost of the injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, this could be extremely costly for the employer. 

In addition, an employer who doesn’t voluntarily register with the Commission may be assessed based upon the Commission’s estimate of earnings. The employer must pay these assessments, and the Commission automatically has a lien on all of an employer’s assets in the event these payments are not made.