December 29, 2006
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon collected $560,283 in 2006 from Missouri employers who violated state law by not carrying workers' compensation insurance for their employees. It brings the total that Nixon's office has collected from non-compliant employers in the state to more than $1.87 million over the past three years.
"Missouri's workers deserve protection on the job, and these employers were not providing that protection the law requires," Nixon said. "This put their employees at risk and created an unfair advantage for the lawbreakers over the employers who play by the rules. We will continue to take aggressive action in these cases to ensure that they obtain the necessary workers' compensation insurance and pay appropriate penalties."
In addition to the $560,000 collected from employers prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office, Nixon required 131 employers in 2006 to obtain workers' compensation insurance to protect their employees.