Irvine business owners plead guilty in $7M fraud case

The owners of an Irvine-based company that provided workers for luxury hotels have pleaded guilty in a nearly $7 million insurance fraud and tax evasion scheme, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, which says it’s the largest fraud case of its kind in county history. The is accused of hiding the existence […]

Use of same interpreter trips up Washington fraudster

An Auburn, Washington man allegedly used two names to make workers’ compensation claims, but was found out when the same state interpreter worked with him for both claims. The 40-year-old now faces jail time and must pay back more than $114,000. The Olympian

Viewpoint: ACA and workers’ comp

Phil Kalin says workers’ comp filings have been down since more people became insured with the Affordable Care Act. Denver Business Journal [may require registration]

New Jersey: City pays out $106K in workers’ comp claims to two police

The city of Paterson, New Jersey has settled two workers’ compensation claim cases paying out close to $105,000 to two police officers for sustaining injuries while on duty. One claimed injuries arising out of a high-speed defensive driving course; the other claimed he slipped and fell on ice in the police headquarters parking lot. Paterson […]

Three steps to making a safer workplace

Developing a comprehensive workplace safety program might sound like rocket science, but following these three rules will put any organization off to a good start. Central Valley Business Journal