California: Sister Sewing Company CEOs sentenced for insurance fraud

Two sisters who are CEOs of sewing companies that are subcontracted by True Religion jeans have been sentenced for conspiring with their accountant to hide tens of millions in payroll to avoid paying for workers’ compensation insurance. They were sentenced Tuesday in a court in Los Angeles. One, who pleaded no contest in December to […]

California: Former buffet owner guilty of fraud, tax evasion

Chang Tai Lin, age 53, of Salinas, pled to two counts of making a material misrepresentation in order to obtain a lower workers’ compensation insurance premium and one count of willfully failing to file payroll tax returns with intent to evade tax, according to a statement from Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo. Salinas Californian

Australia: Public servant demands workers’ comp for motel sex

Lawn mowing, breast reductions and longer coffee breaks. They all seem like pretty weird things to ask of your workplace, but these are some of the most bizarre workers’ compensation requests that have been made by Australian employees. And Australian government workers’ compensation insurer Comcare has revealed these requests have also cost taxpayers almost $45 […]

FECA benefits: What to do if you get hurt on the job

Most people are aware of how the workers’ compensation program works for people in the public sector who are injured at work. The federal government does not cover its employees under this program. Instead, there is a program specifically for federal employees. FedSmith