Workers’ Compensation Reform Act #44 of 1993
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 1993, the Borough of Telford will no longer issue a building permit to a contractor, subcontractor or resident (i.e. plumber, electrician, mason, heating, ventilation and air conditioning) who has not demonstrated current coverage and compliance with the requirements of Act #44 by filing with the Office of the Building Inspector one of the following:
- Certificate of Insurance issued by your insurance carrier as proof of workers' compensation insurance for your employees; or
- Certification of self-insurance from the Department of Labor and Industry; or
- A notarized affidavit of exemption from workers' compensation insurance stating you will not hire any employees to work on the construction project.
- Register via company letterhead or billhead including address and phone number (Post Office Box not acceptable) your Federal or State Identification Number.
Borough residents and/or homeowners please note: If resident and/or homeowner will be performing the work, they must file a notarized affidavit of exemption from workers' compensation insurance stating that they will not hire/employ any individual or sub-contract work on the construction project.
Should resident and/or homeowner later choose or be forced to sub-contract work to comply with the building code, it is the responsibility of the resident to see that the sub-contractor comply with the regulations as outlined above.
Under Section 302 of Act 44, every building permit issued by the Borough to a contractor, sub-contractor, or resident shall clearly set forth one of following
- Name and worker's compensation policy and the contractor's and/or sub-contractor's Federal or State Employee Identification Number.
- Contractor's Federal or State Employee Identification number and the substance of the affirmation that the applicant is not permitted to employ any individual to perform work pursuant to the building permit.
- Resident and/or homeowner's notarized affirmation that he will not employ any individual to perform work pursuant to the building permit.
If the Borough received notice that you have had coverage terminated, lost state-approved self-insurance status, or employed persons without providing coverage, the Borough will, under Section 302 (e) (4) issue a stop work order. The stop work order may not be lifted until the contractor and/or the subcontractor re-obtains proper coverage.