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Company Fined

The owners of a local janitorial company were fined in court this week (Monday, 10 August) for failing to provide an employee with health insurance.

The case, brought by the Health Insurance Commission against Burnell and Amy Hurlston, trading as Hurlston Janitorial Services, also included two charges of unlawful deduction from an employee.

Magistrate Grace Donalds fined the defendants $300 each for failure to effect and continue a standard health insurance contract. The charges of unlawful deduction by employer remain on file but no fines were imposed.

"I am satisfied with the outcome of this case, and hope that it will serve as a reminder to all employers that it is important to make sure they adhere to the requirements of the health insurance legislation," said Superintendent of Health Insurance Mervyn Conolly.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver