Workers’ comp claims rising at Santa Monica City Hall

Workers’ compensation claims are rising and the City of Santa Monica should prepare for additional costs according to a report recently presented to the City Council. Claims from the Big Blue Bus, Police Department and Fire Department are responsible for increasing frequency and severity of workers’ compensation reports. Staff said if the current trends continue, […]

Soledad pizzeria manager sentenced for workers’ compensation fraud

The manager of Gabilan Pizza in Soledad, California was sentenced to jail and felony probation for charges related to workers’ compensation fraud, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers’ compensation insurance premium and one county of willfully […]

Owners of Concord, California firm charged with wage theft, tax fraud

A Concord, California construction firm is facing 11 felony charges after a 10-month investigation produced evidence that its owners were withholding wages from employees and failing to pay them workers’ compensation insurance, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office. The owners of NRM Renovations Inc. were charged with grand theft of labor, workers’ […]

Monetizing managed care in Ohio workers’ compensation

Ohio employers will soon have the opportunity to select a managed care organization (MCO) for the medical management of workers’ compensation claims. Open Enrollment will be held this month, and there will be an abundance of material published that attempts to compare MCOs in terms of effectiveness and service. Ultimately, employers must select an MCO […]

Fitness for your workers’ compensation coverage and your employees in Ohio

As the weather turns warmer, many employers are encouraging fitness activities or sponsoring employee picnics. Of course, fitness can improve your business by managing health care costs, reducing on-the-job injuries, and even reducing absenteeism. What about workers’ compensation coverage for those employer-sponsored recreational activities? National Law Review

Orlando business owner accused in $300K payroll scheme

The 42-year-old owner of an Orlando construction company is accused of keeping $300,000 that should have been used to pay for workers’ compensation insurance premiums, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced Friday. Officials noticed “significant discrepancies” in the amount in payroll checks cashed by employees and the amount the owner reported in the workers’ […]