Q Does Missouri's Workers' Comp Law Apply to All Workers?
Missouri's workers' comp laws don't always apply for every worker. Here are a few examples to keep in mind.
Volunteers aren't covered by workers’ compensation if:
a) they're volunteering for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
b) they aren't paid wages, and
c) they're providing services solely on a charitable and voluntary basis.
In addition, a corporation may elect to withdraw from the workers’ compensation requirements if there are no more than two owners of the corporation who are also the only employees of that corporation.
A corporation that decides to do this may withdraw by filing a notice to withdraw with the Missouri labor department. The notice is effective 30 days after the date of the filing, or at a later date as may be specified in the notice of withdrawal.
The Workers’ Compensation Act exempts farm laborers, domestic servants, and certain real estate agents and direct sellers. Exempt employers may elect to purchase workers’ comp insurance nevertheless; and even if they don’t could be charged in a civil lawsuit if an employee sustains a work-related injury.
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