Florida Stop-Work Order Defense Attorney
Stop-Work Orders and Penalties
The State of Florida requires all employers to maintain Workers' Compensation
insurance coverage for all employers in the construction industry as well
as all other employers that have more than three employees on the payroll.
The Division of Workers' Compensation has investigators that conduct
inspections to determine if an employer is in full compliance. An investigator
may inspect records and conduct interviews of employees and independent
contractors to locate information which indicates a failure to comply.
If the State determines that a business is not in full compliance by maintaining
workers compensation for all employees at the job site or place of business,
the State may issue a Stop-Work Order requiring that employer to cease
any further operations at the inspected locations or even at multiple
locations at which the employer is conducting business. This means your
operations come to a halt while the Division determines the amount of
your penalty. Penalties are often calculated incorrectly and employees
are commonly misclassified. This results in a penalty assessment that
is far larger than what you should have to pay.
Many employers simply pay the full amount in an effort to quickly have
their Stop-Work Order lifted and get back to work as soon as possible.
This troubling situation makes it vital that you immediately get the help
and advice of an experienced
Florida employment defense attorney specializing in the handling of Stop-Work Orders and Penalty Assessments.
How We Can Help
This can be a very confusing and enormously expensive process that often
will put an unprepared small business out of business. At Cristal | Hanenian,
Attorneys at Law we specialize in providing exactly the assistance you
need. We handle Stop-Work Order issues and Penalty Assessment through
the entire State of Florida. During this difficult and tedious process, we will:
involved immediately to work with the State Investigator to get the Stop-Work Order
lifted so you and your employees can get back to work.
Help you sort through
and then provide the necessary documentation that is being requested by
the State of Florida investigator.
Save you money. It is very common for the State of Florida to assess a
much larger penalty than you should owe. Our experienced team of lawyers
can make sure that you are not paying any fines or penalties in excess
of what you owe and we can oftentimes work with the State to significantly
reduce the amount of the original penalty assessed.
Contact a Florida Stop-Work Order defense attorney at the firm who is accessible at any time to answer questions and fight
to protect your rights. To find out if a Stop-Work Order has been entered
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