8.01: Scope and Authority
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 152, § 25C, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) Office of Investigations shall investigate those businesses, organizations or other entities that employ one or more persons, be it full or part-time, as defined by M.G.L. c. 152, § 1 and determine if said business, organization or entity has obtained the proper workers' compensation insurance coverage. If the Office of Investigations determines that any business, organization or other entity has failed to obtain a workers' compensation policy for its employees then a Stop Work Order (SWO) shall be issued and appropriate fines and penalties shall be levied. Further, the Director of the Department is authorized under M.G.L c. 152, ڇ(4) to promulgate regulations regarding workers' compensation insurance coverage requirements and elections for certain officers and directors of corporations.