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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...

Presumption of Employment Applied to Hairdresser: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (4/22/2015)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the May 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. Chelo's Hair Fashion, Petitioner...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (5/5/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 4 April 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...

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...

Federal: Seventh Circuit Says FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors

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 are employees of the firm and not independent...

Split Panel Grants Applicant Another Bite at the PQME Apple: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/2/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. St. Helena Hospital v. WCAB...

Federal: 8th Circuit Says District Court in Missouri Erred in Finding FedEx Operators Were Employees as a Matter of Law

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by a federal district court in Missouri that had ruled, as a matter of law, that delivery operators working with/for FedEx were employees and not independent contractors. Plaintiffs were all former operators who alleged that they should have been treated...

The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation and the Future of the Workplace

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 & Research Conference as Dr. Robert Hartwig, President...

Washington: Courier Drivers Were “Workers” and Not Independent Contractors

A state appellate court agreed with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries that 33 drivers who contracted with a company to perform courier services for third parties were “workers” within the meaning of Wash. Rev. Code § 51.08.180, and penalties assessed against the company...

Health and Safety Issues Facing Temporary or “Gig” Workers Who Lack Regular Employment Status

A NIOSH Commentary reviews the current research and paints a troubling picture for nonstandard workers It is no secret that more and more work is being performed by American workers outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. Employers are increasingly turning to nonstandard work relationships...