Georgia woman arrested on insurance fraud charges

A LaGrange, Georgia woman was arrested on multiple charges following an investigation of a false injury claim by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division. She allegedly claimed she was injured as a result of a mop she was using at the time broke causing her to suddenly jerk forward injuring her shoulder. […]

Washington businessman fined for workers’ comp fraud

A Kennewick, Washington businessman was sentenced for failing to pay $40,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums, interest and penalties. The 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to hiring workers without providing workers’ compensation insurance. Tri-City Herald

DA was promoted in awareness campaign amid questions in corruption trial

In the same week witnesses in a federal corruption trial testified that a Mexican tycoon illegally tried to help District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis become San Diego mayor, one of her top deputies signed contracts to feature his boss in thousands of public-service announcements. The 30-second television spots, which began airing in August on six different […]

Florida: 11 arrested for unlicensed contracting in Manatee County

An unlicensed contracting sting in Manatee County, Florida has led to the arrest of 11 felons including fraud plumbers and electrical workers. The arrested individuals are accused of performing jobs without proper licensing, training or workers’ compensation coverage. WWSB

Pennsylvania: Claimant’s counsel denied fees for client’s medical bills

An attorney who performed 90 minutes of work at an “average” degree of difficulty for a workers’ compensation claimant is not entitled to nearly $47,000 in attorney fees for the portion of her client’s medical bills that were assigned to her by their contingency fee agreement, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled. Legal Intelligencer

​​4 things to know about the real costs of on-the-job injuries

Workplace injuries aren’t just something that happens to other employers. The nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses that were reported in 2014 by private employers occurred at a rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the 3 million, 95 percent […]

Medical marijuana will be HR issue, experts warn

Pnnsylvania businesses better prepare for medical marijuana because they’re going to have to deal with a whole range of complications once their employees start using it. That was the consensus of the panelists who participated in a recent forum sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Under the law, businesses will not be […]