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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/29/2011) – What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas, Including Jail Time For Stupid Insurance Fraud

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Lien Claimant’s PQME Reports Admitted Into Evidence: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/10/2012)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. County of Mendocino, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, City of Willits, PSI, Aaron...

Applicant Asserts Marital Privilege to Bar Testimony on Drug Use: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/24/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Zenith Insurance Company, insurer for Cast Aluminum...

California Workers' Compensation Cases Roundup (3/8/2012)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 1 January 2012 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/15/2012) – Mechanic Covered With Grease Claimed He Was Unemployed and Unable to Work

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/17/2012) – Laundry Owners Unable To Hide Dirty Dealings With Employees Behind Soap Suds

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/2/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL: IAIABC Drafts Model Legislation on Opioid Use . US DOL Posts Statement on OSHA Voluntary Protection Program...

Missouri: Commission Pierces Corporate Veil for LLC Owners

Want to pierce the corporate veil? Go ahead, according to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission in a 2-0 decision which found uninsured Missouri business owners operating out of their home personally liable for more than $72,000 for a claimant who fell from a ladder in 2008 while installing duct...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/13/2012) – Can Everyone See Clearly Now? Window Cleaning Company Owner Pays Over $300,000 In Restitution For Fraud Conviction

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (9/20/2012) – Sharon Stone Pleads Guilty to Workers Comp Fraud After Faking Her Age By 30 Years

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/18/2012) – Laundry Owners’ Dirty Dealings With Employees Sends Them To Jail For 40 Days and 40 Nights

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Franchisee as Independent Contractor or Employee?

This noteworthy California WCAB panel decision will be added to the LexisNexis Services. Employment Relationships; Employees; Franchisees. California WCAB reversed WCJ’s finding that applicant was a janitorial franchisee/independent contractor pursuant to franchise agreement with defendant at...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/15/2012) – Injured Worker Used Wife’s Social Security Number To Hide Out-Of-State Jobs

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Misclassifying Employees Extends Beyond Making Employees Independent Contractors

Experts Explain High Cost of Employment Fraud By John Stahl, Esq. Fraud in the form of purposefully misclassifying workers’ employment status is comparable to a nation of slowly dripping faucets. Individually, this malfeasance usually lacks a significant impact. Cumulatively, it costs workers’...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (12/26/2012) – Security Firm CEO Who Guarded the Statue of Liberty Convicted of Fraud

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/7/2013) – Owner of Swimming Pooling Maintenance Company Charged With Classifying Employees As Independent Contractors

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Drivers Deemed Employees In Spite of Contractor Agreement

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Contractors, Altercation, Substantial Deviation, and Abandonment of Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list...

Courier Was Employee, Not Independent Contractor: Cal. Comp. Cases March Advanced Postings (3/14/2013)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the March 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. L e xis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. SCI/Ontrac, Dallas National Insurance...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/13/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Columnist Warns About Loss of State Regulated Workers’ Comp BWC Staffer Defends Ohio BWC Workers...

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (July 8, 2013)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 6 June 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/9/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 1 January 2014 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights...

Federal: District Court Finds Firm’s Truck Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

A federal district court held that a trucking company’s drivers were employees, rather than independent contractors where, among other things, none of the drivers maintained a separate trucking business, none held himself out to the public as a trucking business, or qualified as an employer under...

The Resilience of the Self-Employed

Higher Quality of Life and Preventative Health Measures are Associated With Less Absenteeism and Presenteeism Technological advances, combined with the layoffs of the Great Recession, have altered the landscape of the American workforce. Some displaced workers have opened their own businesses, while...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/3/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 9 September 2014 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (3/12/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 2 February 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...