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Bonuses And Gifts And Workers’ Compensation Remuneration

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - While payroll is often referred to as the basis for premium, in most states it is actually remuneration and when giving year-end bonuses, it’s important to understand what is included and excluded for Workers’ Comp premiums. While the specific rules for inclusions...

Can 'simple' payroll software get you sued?

According to John Fay's most recent blog entry , one culprit in a recent OCAHO lawsuit by DOJ against the University of California's San Diego Medical Center might be a 'simple' payroll software program that demanded I-9 reverification for employees with expiring green cards...even though...

Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room (Podcast Transcript)

Note: This transcript of the Dr. Victor podcast has been partially edited. Steve Berstler: On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute on the workers’ compensation systems Elephant in the Room. The opinions expressed by guests...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/19/2012) – Disc Jockey Faces the Music for Workers' Compensation 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...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (1/26/2012) – Workers’ Compensation Claimant Guilty of Mining for Gold in California

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 (2/2/2012) – Fake Bullet Holes Lead To Arrest Of Bus Driver For Fraud and Making False Robbery Report

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 (3/1/2012) – Injured Chef Keeps Cooking Corn For Two More Employers While Disabled

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...

Issue 4 of Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report (WCRRR) Examines Employers’ Costs

Issue 4 of the Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report ( WCRRR ) examines the employers’ costs of workers’ compensation based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Part I provides information on the national costs of workers’ compensation from 1986 to...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (8/23/2012) – Surveillance Video Shows Nurse’s Aide Faked Need For Wheelchair

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...

Failure to List Applicant as Employee and to Report Payroll Did Not Defeat Insurance Coverage: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/3/2015)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the June 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Florists Mutual Insurance Company...

Professional Services Exclusion in a D&O Policy Barred Coverage for Underlying Claims for Failure to Render Payroll Services

In Begun v. Scottsdale Ins. Co. , the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that a professional service exclusion in a D&O policy precluded coverage for former directors of a payroll services company that allegedly stole a client’s funds. The directors first tendered...

Arkansas: Employer Secured Comp Coverage in Spite of Failure to List Employees in Policy Documents

An Arkansas court held that the owner of a small Arkansas business appropriately secured workers’ compensation coverage when evidence indicated an insurance company issued a policy and the business paid a premium of $1,000. That the policy did not name any employees as being covered thereunder...