California Workers’ Comp Fraud File (3)

Employer and claimant fraud continues to be a problem in the California workers’ comp system, but prosecutors at least are winning a few of the battles. One former public safety officer is off to jail for committing fraud, while charges are in the works against a tree trimming business for allegedly avoiding workers’ comp premiums. … Read More »

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DIR to Ramp Up Targeted Monitoring Against Underground Economy

Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker is getting ready to unload on the underground economy with new data and criteria to catch those going without workers’ comp insurance. It’s part of a concerted effort to come down on employers who skirt labor laws, including withholding taxes and other regulations, of which in-force workers’ comp … Read More »

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Legislation Zeroes In on Workers’ Comp Scofflaws

California legislators are cracking down on employers that dodge the requirement to carry workers’ comp insurance. Two bills that enjoy support from both labor and employers and are likely to garner the governor’s signature hold not only private employers accountable but also contractors on public works contracts. The legislation underscores the need to keep injured … Read More »

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