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Old 02-23-2014, 06:15 PM   #16
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How can any state allow an employee to work without WC coverage?

I'm hoping that's a rhetorical question...

Additionally, I just checked my state's laws. They now require worker's compensation for 3 or more employees.
http://www.workcomp.virginia.gov/vwc...6b/form61a.pdf


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Sorry for the bad info.

I was thinking about Virginia's worker's comp laws - only required if 5 or more employees. Four or less is an automatic waiver.

I checked California's law and see why you are focusing on that insurance since he wasn't supposed to be licensed or working without that insurance.
I was referring to this comment
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I don't understand what WC has to do with a door warranty....

Sounds like you need to have a meeting with the dad, son and yourself and find a remedy.
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I was referring to this comment
That's the way the laws are written here (Virginia).
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That's the way the laws are written here (Virginia).
So, what happens when an uncovered employee gets hurt? Who pays for that?
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So, what happens when an uncovered employee gets hurt? Who pays for that?
The property owner.

Lesson for everyone - prior to any money changing hands or work starting, get a copy of their license, insurance, references, and a detailed schedule of what is to be done.
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The property owner.

Lesson for everyone - prior to any money changing hands or work starting, get a copy of their license, insurance, references, and a detailed schedule of what is to be done.
Wow, must be lawyer heaven in Virginia.
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The door has nothing to do with workers comp - nothing! I was only making a side comment that in California if you are the sole owner and do not have employees - you are exempt from workers comp. Clearly the son is involved in the business but not listed as employee to get around not having the workers comp. If son is then operating as Independent Contractor he cannot utilize his dads license - he has to have one.....the end!
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I wish sole owners were exempt in Missouri. I can be forced to pay for WC even when I have no employees, so it covers no one. And some places force you to have it or you can't bid. Just a scam from the state.
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Point taken and understood.

Sorry for clobbering up your post.
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The door has nothing to do with workers comp - nothing! I was only making a side comment that in California if you are the sole owner and do not have employees - you are exempt from workers comp. Clearly the son is involved in the business but not listed as employee to get around not having the workers comp. If son is then operating as Independent Contractor he cannot utilize his dads license - he has to have one.....the end!
Agreed, as sole prop. i don't need wc on myself.
Now, I suggest you meet with father and son and get the door resolved. If things get nasty, then you might play the license card however you see fit....

Since this is a do-it-yourself site, we'll gladly walk you through selecting and hanging a door but we can't resolve your legal matters. That's up to you, your attorney and the "contractor"
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Since this is a do-it-yourself site, we'll gladly walk you through selecting and hanging a door but we can't resolve your legal matters. That's up to you, your attorney and the "contractor"
Bravo.

You can slowly see this place transforming from a DIY home repair site to "how do I sue my contractor".....

As a contractor, I can say it's starting to get old. I've always been willing to share my hard-earned, first hand knowledge (that certainly didn't come free to ME) with folks here that were willing to actually put some kind of effort in. Not nearly as willing anymore if this place continues to go in this direction...........
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Rusty baker...

You may want to look into an LLC license.?

Sorry, new here. I thought this would show up under your post.
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Even with LLC, I can be forced to buy comp. for no one. Always work by myself.

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