CHARLESTON – An employer in the state is alleged to have failed to maintain workers' compensation insurance as required by law.
The state of West Virginia, ex rel. West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Kalkanteshwara Inc., doing business as Saffron Indian Cuisine; Goraya Harjaspal; and Devaraja Chikkhhos citing West Virginia code.
According to the complaint, employers are now required to obtain insurance from private carriers since the state's workers' compensation system has been privatized. The plaintiff alleges that Kalkanteshwara Inc. has failed to obtain and/or maintain coverage for workers' compensation insurance.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin all defendants from doing business in the state until either they obtain valid workers' compensation coverage for themselves as required by law and provide proof of coverage or they satisfy that they have ceased working with employees in West Virginia and submitted a proper termination form. It is represented by David Ansell of West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner Legal Services Division in Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-851