Senate Candidate, Al Franken To Pay
Workers' Compensation Fine
Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) -
Senate Candidate, Al Franken, former radio talk show host and writer-performer on
"Saturday Night Live" has been fined $25,000 by the state of New York's Workers'
Compensation Board for failure to carry workers' compensation insurance.
The Franken campaign says they were not aware of a Nov 2006 determination that
Franken's business failed to pay workers' compensation premiums to the state of New
Franken's Campaign Spokesperson Jess McIntosh states the matter is being investigated
internally to determine whether Franken's business did fail to pay workers' compensation
premiums, or whether the state of New York is in error.
Franken's company is being fined for not carrying workers' compensation for three
years. The judgment was entered against the Franken company more than a year ago.
Spokesperson said payment will be made, but Franken is not giving up his right to
appeal the judgment.