Default in payment of premiums, fees, assessments or deposit
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(1) When any payment of premiums, fees and assessments required by this chapter to be made by an employer insured with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation on the account of the employer or on account of workers employed by that employer becomes due, interest at the rate of one percent per month or fraction thereof shall be added to the amount of such payment commencing with the first day of the month following the date upon which such payment became due.
(2) If any employer insured with the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation fails to make and maintain the deposit provided in ORS 656.552 (Deposit of cash, bond or letter of credit to secure payment of employer’s premiums) or fails to make payment of premiums, fees and assessments required within 30 days after a written demand by the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation, such employer is in default and is also subject to a penalty of 10 percent of the amount then due. The written demand shall be mailed to the employer at the last-known address of the employer by registered or certified mail. A copy of the demand shall at the same time be sent to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
(3) The amount at any time due, together with interest thereon, and penalty for nonpayment thereof, may be collected by the State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation in the same action.
(4) Every employer in default, as provided in this section, upon receipt of notice thereof, shall display such notice of default by posting it in a place accessible to the workers in such manner as to inform the workers of such default. [Amended by 1965 c.285 §73a; 1969 c.248 §1; 1971 c.73 §1; 1975 c.556 §44; 1981 c.854 §39]
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