Oklahoma Workers' Compensation: What you need to know
Virtually all employees must be covered by workers' compensation insurance. The only exceptions are the following types of workers:
- Casual employees and domestic help of a homeowner whose annual payroll is less than $10,000
- Employees covered under federal law
- Agricultural and horticultural workers whose employers have an annual payroll of less than $100,000
- Prisoners on work-release programs and workers performing court-ordered community service
- Real estate salespersons and brokers
- Volunteer workers who receive no cash wages
- Truck drivers who own or lease trucks for hire, if the owner-operator actually operates the truck and if the person contracting with the owner-operator is not the lessor of the truck, though an owner-operator may elect to participate as a sole proprietor
- Tow truck operators who privately own and utilize a tow vehicle in drive-away operations and operate independently for hire, if the drive-away owner-operator actually utilizes the tow vehicle and if the person contracting with the drive-away owner-operator is not the lessor of the tow vehicle, though a drive-away owner-operator may elect to participate as a sole proprietor
- Family-owned business with 5 or fewer employees all related by blood or marriage
- Sole proprietors, partners, parties to a franchise agreement, members of limited liability companies who own at least 10 percent of the company's capital, and stockholders who own at least 10 percent of the company's stock
Employee waivers. Individual employees may not waive coverage, and any agreement purporting to be a waiver is invalid.
Workers' compensation is a "no-fault system." Employees receive compensation without having to prove that the employer was at ...
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