2010 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 5 - Accidental Injury or Death
§ 11-9-529 - Employer reports.

11-9-529. Employer reports.

(a) Within ten (10) days after the date of receipt of notice or of knowledge of injury or death, the employer shall send to the Workers' Compensation Commission a report setting forth:

(1) The name, address, and business of the employer;

(2) The name, address, and occupation of the employee;

(3) The cause and nature of the injury or death;

(4) The year, month, day, and hour when, and the particular locality where, the injury or death occurred; and

(5) Such other information as the commission may require.

(b) Additional reports with respect to the injury and of the condition of the employee shall be sent by the employer to the commission at such time and in such manner as the commission may prescribe.

(c) Any report provided for in subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall not be evidence of any fact stated in the report in any proceeding with respect to the injury or death on account of which the report is made.

(d) The mailing of any report in a stamped envelope, properly addressed, within the time prescribed in subsection (a) or (b) of this section, shall be in compliance with this section.

(e) (1) Any employer who after notice refuses to send any report required of it by this section shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each refusal.

(2) Whenever the employer has failed or refused to comply as provided in this section, the commission may serve upon the employer a proposed order declaring the employer to be in violation of this chapter and containing the amount, if any, of the civil penalty to be assessed against the employer pursuant to this section.

(f) (1) An employer may contest a proposed order of the commission issued pursuant to subsection (e) of this section by filing with the commission, within twenty (20) days of receipt of the proposed order, a written request for a hearing.

(2) If a written request for hearing is not filed with the commission within this time, the proposed order, proposed penalty, or both, shall be a final order of the commission.

(3) Such a request for a hearing need not be in any particular form but shall specify the grounds upon which the person contests the proposed order, the proposed assessment, or both.

(4) A proposed order by the commission pursuant to this section is prima facie correct, and the burden is upon the employer to prove that the proposed order is incorrect.

(g) Hearings conducted under this section shall proceed as provided in 11-9-704 -- 11-9-711.

(h) If an employer fails to pay any civil penalty assessed against the employer after an order issued pursuant to this section has become final by operation of law, the commission may petition the circuit court of the county wherein is located the employer's principal place of business for an order enjoining the employer from engaging in further employment or conduct of business or until such time as the employer makes all required reports and pays all civil penalties.

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