The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently changed its sanctions under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-18(j), which will affect both carriers and employers.
The new sanctions, which will take effect on December 1, 2017, have been raised from $200.00 to $400.00 if the carrier/employer fails to file a Form 60, 61, or 63 within the 30-day period as prescribed by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-18(j).
Additionally, further sanctions of $200.00 will be imposed if the initial sanction of $400.00 is not remitted in full and no Form 60, 61, or 63 is filed within 30 days after the initial sanction. The matter will also be referred to the Enforcement Docket, where additional sanctions may be imposed, including sanctions for contempt.
Any current cases between now and November 30, 2017 where $200.00 sanctions have been imposed, and are more than 30 days delinquent, will be raised to $400.00 beginning December 1, 2017. Those matters will also be referred to the Enforcement Docket, where additional sanctions may be imposed.
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