Q: I started a job in S.C. and they want me to sign a paper stating they do not have workman's comp
Is this legal?
Generally, an employer in South Carolina with 4 or more employees is required to have workers' compensation coverage. An employer who is required to have coverage can not make an employee waive his/her right to worker's compensation coverage. Giving you a piece of paper that says they don't have coverage does not excuse them from having coverage if they are required to have it. If they are required to have coverage and don't, the employer is subject to fines by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission.
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission has a division called "Coverage and Compliance". You might want to check with them about this company.
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