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California: Staffing Agency Operator Required to Pay $37,000 in Restitution Following Guilty Plea in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case
Posted on 31 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

California’s restitution statute allows for recovery of a broad variety of economic losses resulting from a defendant’s criminal conduct. Accordingly, where the defendant, the operator of an employment staffing agency, pled guilty to workers’... Read More

Federal: Seventh Circuit Says FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In a case construing the Kansas Wage Payment Act (“KWPA”), but also having important implications for the workers’ compensation arena, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that drivers for FedEx Ground Package System... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/3/2015)
Posted on 4 Jul 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 6 June 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... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup: 9/11/2017
Posted on 11 Sep 2017 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 8 August 2017 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... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 9 September 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... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/27/2014) – DA Says Tree Trimmers Are Not Gardeners: Owners of Landscaping Company For Country Clubs Bound Over For Trial
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – March 27, 2014 DA Says Tree Trimmers Are Not Gardeners: Landscaping Company For Country Clubs Bound Over For Trial (CA) – Jesse Contreras and Carlos Contreras, father and son who own Sunshine Landscaping... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (6/5/2017)
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 5 May 2017 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... Read More

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 4 May 2016 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were... Read More

The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation and the Future of the Workplace
Posted on 29 Mar 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

As sharing industries grow, the insurance industry must grow alongside them By Ryan Benharris, Esq. The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation was front and center on the second day of the 32nd WCRI Annual Issues &... Read More

Innovations in Workers’ Compensation Regulation From the IAIABC Conference, 2016
Posted on 17 Oct 2016 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Counsel, Verrill Dana LLP, Portland, ME Innovation isn’t always the first word associated with the regulation of workers’ compensation, but innovation was in the forefront of the Commissioners and Associate... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (4/3/2014) – Buffet Restaurant Manager Used Safe Houses To Hide Undocumented Employees Who Were Paid In Cash
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter – April 3, 2014 Buffet Restaurant Manager Used Safe Houses To Hide Undocumented Employees Who Were Paid In Cash (ME) – Mei Juan Zhang, who managed the Grand Asian Buffet restaurant, part of a group of restaurants... Read More

Misclassifying Employees Extends Beyond Making Employees Independent Contractors
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

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... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/13/2011) – Tree Trimming Business Owner Did Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance For Employee Killed By Wood Chipper
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (3/15/2012) – Mechanic Covered With Grease Claimed He Was Unemployed and Unable to Work
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (11/22/2012) – Mechanic Advertised His Repair Services On Craigslist While Receiving Disability Benefit
Posted on 23 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More