Employer’s Conviction In Fatality Case Upheld, But Sentence Reduced

The Sixth District Court of Appeal rules that a concrete contractor was properly convicted for failing to have workers’ comp coverage, offering a doctored cert, filing a false exemption, and tax evasion. The appeals court also upheld a $10,000 fine.  But ordered the lower court to reduce Ian Czirban’s sentence from three years of federal … Read More »

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“Solar Brokers” Not Employees For Workers’ Comp Purposes – Mostly

In a decision that holds lessons for all insurance brokers and their clients, the California Department of Insurance says State Compensation Insurance Fund misinterpreted state law and charged, when it shouldn’t have, premium on the commissions paid to the “solar brokers.” The brokers helped the insured sell its products and services. CDI ordered the carrier … Read More »

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