Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 72
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
CHAPTER 3
SECURITY FOR COMPENSATION
72-319.  Penalty for failure to secure compensation. (1) Any employer required to secure the payment of compensation under this law who fails to secure the payment thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. In any case where the employer is a corporation or a limited liability company, any officer or employee of the corporation or manager or employee of a limited liability company who had authority to secure payment of compensation on behalf of the corporation or limited liability company and failed to do so shall individually be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(2)  Such officer, employee or manager shall be personally liable jointly and severally with such corporation or limited liability company for any compensation which may accrue under this law in respect to any injury or occupational disease suffered by any employee of such corporation or limited liability company while it shall so fail to secure the payment of compensation.
(3)  Any employer who knowingly transfers, sells, encumbers, assigns, or in any manner disposes of, conceals, secretes or destroys any property or records belonging to such employer, after one (1) of its employees has been afflicted by an injury or occupational disease, with intent to avoid the payment of compensation to such employee or his dependents, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. In any case where such employer is a corporation or limited liability company, any officer, employee or manager thereof, if knowingly participating or acquiescing in any such act, shall also be individually guilty of a misdemeanor.
(4)  Any employer required to secure the payment of compensation under this law, who fails to do so, may be liable for a penalty of either two dollars ($2.00) for each employee for each day or twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each day during which such failure continues, whichever is greater, and in cases where the employer is a corporation or limited liability company and is unable to pay the fine, any officer or employee of the corporation or manager of a limited liability company who had authority to secure payment of compensation on behalf of the corporation or a limited liability company and failed to do so, shall be liable for a like penalty, to be recovered for the time during which such failure continued, but for not more than three (3) consecutive years, in an action brought by the commission in the name of the state of Idaho; any amount so collected shall be paid into the industrial administration fund; for this purpose the district court of any county in which the employer carries on any part of its trade or occupation shall have jurisdiction. In determining whether penalties should be assessed or collected for the employer’s failure to secure the payment of compensation, the commission may consider the following factors:
(a)  When the employer was notified that such employer’s worker’s compensation insurance coverage had been cancelled or that such insurance was required;
(b)  The length of time that elapsed between when the employer was notified that worker’s compensation insurance coverage was required or that such employer’s coverage had been cancelled, and the date that such coverage was put into effect;
(c)  Whether the employer is able to document attempts to secure worker’s compensation insurance coverage during the period of time that such employer was without such coverage;
(d)  Whether there were prior instances in which the employer failed to keep worker’s compensation insurance in effect or such coverage was cancelled, and the reasons for such failure or cancellation;
(e)  The reasons that the employer is unable to obtain or keep in effect worker’s compensation insurance coverage;
The above factors are not exclusive and the commission may consider any other relevant factor.
(5)  If any employer required to secure the payment of compensation under this law is or has been in default under section 72-301, Idaho Code, the employer may be enjoined by the district court of any county in which such employer carries on any part of its trade or occupation from carrying on such business while any default under section 72-301, Idaho Code, exists. All proceedings in the courts under this section are to be brought by the industrial commission in the name of the state of Idaho.
(6)  An employer who fails to secure the payment of compensation and who has been assessed a penalty within the previous three (3) years pursuant to section 72-319(4), Idaho Code, shall be liable for the following penalty in addition to the penalty provided by section 72-319(4), Idaho Code:
(a)  Five hundred dollars ($500) for the second failure to secure the payment of compensation;
(b)  One thousand dollars ($1,000) for the third and any subsequent failure to secure the payment of compensation.

History:
[72-319, as added by 1971, ch. 124, sec. 3, p. 422; am. 1973, ch. 112, sec. 1, p. 203; am. 1988, ch. 239, sec. 1, p. 467; am. 1990, ch. 322, sec. 1, p. 880; am. 1992, ch. 308, sec. 1, p. 919; am. 1997, ch. 304, sec. 1, p. 906.]


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