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West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-1107
§ 9-1107. Failure to apply for approval of self-insurance plan; failure to pay or secure payment of compensation
Failure to apply for approval
(a) An employer who self insures under § 9-405 of this title or participates in a governmental self-insurance group under § 9-404 of this title and fails to apply to the Commission for approval of the self-insurance plan of the employer or governmental self-insurance group in accordance with § 9-403 of this title is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
Failure to pay or secure payment of compensation
(b) An employer who is subject to this title and fails to secure payment of compensation in accordance with § 9-402 of this title or fails to pay an award of compensation is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or both.
Corporate officers
(c) If the employer is a corporation, the officer of the corporation who has responsibility for the general management of the corporation in the State is subject to the fine and imprisonment specified in subsection (a) or (b) of this section.
Disposition of fines
(d)(1) A fine imposed on an employer under this section shall be:
(i) paid to the State Treasury and credited to the Commission; and
(ii) used to pay, wholly or partly, an award made against the employer by the Commission.
(2) A disbursement under this subsection shall be made in the same manner as a disbursement of other money of the Commission.
(3) Any part of the fine that is not required to pay an award shall be transferred to the General Fund of the State.
Remittance of penalty
(e) A court may remit a penalty only if the employer who is in default:
(1) secures payment of compensation in accordance with § 9-402 of this title; and
(2) pays or secures payment of all compensation and other benefits awarded against the employer under this title.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2006, c. 601, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2008, c. 36, § 6, eff. April 8, 2008.
Formerly Art. 101, § 16A.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-1107, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-1107
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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