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Uninsured Employers Get Break on Penalties as DWC Implements New Law

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 349 | 0 | 0 min read

Colorado’s top workers’ compensation regulator said he’s already used a new law to cut a break for a handful of employers hit with six-figure fines for operating without insurance under a mandatory penalty structure put in place more than 10 years ago. State lawmakers in 2005 passed a bill setting a minimum fine of $250 per day for operating without coverage, and a maximum fine of $500 per day for second and subsequent violations. Concerns about mandatory minimum penalties surfaced last year as media outlets reported employer complaints about what they said were unfairly la...

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