April 18, 2011

Opinion regarding a “perceived contradiction” in Title 42 (Workers’ Compensation) of the South Carolina Code. Specifically, you note that section 42-3-220 permits the Workers’ Compensation Commission to enforce the collection of any fines or penalties provided by this Title (emphasis yours) and further that any such fines and penalties shall be used for the purpose of paying salaries and expenses of the Commission.

Requested by: The Honorable T. Scott Beck, Chairman, Workers’ Compensation Commission

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