Can temporary employees receive workers' compensation benefits?
As the recession affects many companies hiring policies, many employers are hiring temporary employees. Temps are attractive to employers because employers are not required to provide the same benefits and compensation as full-time employees.
Employers, however, are still required to provide workers' compensations to temporary employees in most cases. Even if the temporary employees are compensated by an outside unemployment agency, state law requires that employers treat temporary employees as regular employees. For that reason, they may be liable for workers' compensation benefits.
If you are a temporary employee seeking workers' compensation benefits, contact the Des Moines workers' compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.