MEWA Trial Delayed

Federal prosecutors were prepared to go to trial next month in the fraud case against American Labor Alliance and its two top executives—Marcus Asay and Antonio Gastelum—but now do not … Read More »

Trial Date Finally Set In MEWA Case

Federal prosecutors are finally ready and going to trial against Marcus Asay and Antonio Gastelum. They are accused of committing fraud as part of running the “MEWA” known as American … Read More »

Feds MEWA Investigation Continues

The United States Attorney’s Office says it is continuing its criminal investigation into Marcus Asay and Antonio Gastelum’s actions concerning the illegal “workers’ comp” program offered first by the American … Read More »

2020’s Biggest Workers’ Comp Stories – A Year In Review

Workers’ Comp Executive launches each new year with the publication of a list of the “Top Stories” from the prior 12 months. Some years are more newsworthy than others, but we certainly had some doozies during what was our 30th year covering the California workers’ comp industry. Beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom followed … Read More »

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Lawsuit Over MEWA’s Fake Coverage

A Fresno area restaurant is suing the illegal American Labor Alliance and its founder Marcus Asay for selling bogus workers’ comp coverage. The trial is scheduled for the fall and … Read More »

DIR Workers’ Comp or AB 5 Enforcement

The Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DSLE) says it is not pursuing employers with workers’ comp coverage that is nonexistent or inadequate to meet their obligation under Labor Code section 3700. The state is not enforcing the requirement for employers to have workers’ comp insurance. Instead, DSLE is focusing its enforcement … Read More »

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