Under Georgia law, companies with three or more employees are subject to workers’ compensation laws and must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Both paid staff and unpaid corporate officers (for example, Board chair and secretary) are considered to be employees. As a result, most nonprofit corporations are required to have workers’ compensation insurance.
In order to determine whether a nonprofit is subject to the workers’ compensation laws and required to have workers’ compensation insurance, first add up the total number of paid staff plus the total number of corporate officers. This is the number of employees under Georgia law. If the total number of employees (staff plus corporate officers) is three or more (which is very common), then the nonprofit is probably required to have workers’ compensation insurance.
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