Light-duty work can bring heavy questions for employers, employees

Whether an organization offers light-duty work as a way to reduce workers’ compensation costs or as a way to keep injured employees productive, chances are you (as an employer or as an employee) have questions about its implementation. This article provides answers to five of the most common questions about light duty. Greeley Tribune

Utah: Felony fraud charge dropped to infraction for retired K-9 police officer

A retired Cedar City, Utah K-9 police officer previously facing a third-degree felony walked out of court Thursday after prosecutors reduced the original charge to what amounts to a traffic ticket. The Beaver County attorney agreed Thursday to reduce the felony charge of workers’ compensation fraud to an “unspecified infraction.” St. George News

Auto mechanic owes Ohio BWC $132K for workers’ comp fraud

A 59-year-old southern Ohio man who collected injured workers’ benefits for four years while running an automobile repair shop out of his residence must pay $132,239 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and serve five years probation. Portsmouth Daily Times