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General Contractors Must Cover Subcontractors, Regardless of Exempt Status

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 488 | 0 | 0 min read

The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled that Mississippi Section 71-3-7 requires general contractors to purchase workers' compensation coverage for the employees of subcontractors, even if the subcontractors are exempt from a requirement to hold workers' compensation coverage themselves.  Case: Builders and Contractors Association v. Laser Line Construction Co., Supreme Court of Mississippi, No. 2016-IA-00397, 06/29/2017, published. Facts: Laser Line Construction Co. purchased workers' compensation coverage from the Builders and Contractors Association of Mississippi for thre...

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