Santa Fe Springs a contender to be ‘most business-friendly city in Los Angeles County’

Several Los Angeles County cities have been named finalists for a 2017 Most Business Friendly City award. Long Beach, Compton, Downey, Inglewood and Lakewood are finalists in the bigger category, while Arcadia, Azusa, Monrovia, Rosemead and Santa Fe Springs are in the running for cities with fewer than 68,000 people. The cities were selected through […]

San Diego sheriff’s deputy charged with insurance fraud

A 40-year-old San Diego sheriff’s deputy, who had claimed that he had suffered a back injury, is denying charges of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after he allegedly was seen working out with heavy weights at a gym. The charges carry a potential sentence of up to 15 years in custody. San Diego Union-Tribune

Salinas restaurant closing due to high cost of business in California

The high cost of doing business–workers’ compensation, in particular–in California has led to the closing of Salinas’ Famous Dave’s restaurant, according to the chain’s regional manager. Famous Dave’s was voted best barbecue in Salinas in the 2016 Salinas Californian Reader’s Choice Awards. Salinas Californian

New York: Hamptons diner owner, manager charged with stealing $82K from employees

The owner and the manager of a Long Island diner have been charged with stealing more than $82,000 in wages from 13 employees including cooks, dishwashers, bussers and servers. The owner and his business also were charged with failure to secure workers’ compensation coverage, failure to keep labor records, and willful failure to pay a […]

Former VA nurse charged with pocketing $72K in false workers’ comp payments

A 62-year-old former nurse who worked at the Syracuse, New York Veterans Administration Hospital until 1995, when she injured her back while helping a patient, collected $72,000 in false workers’ compensation benefits, prosecutors charge. Investigators say she received $72,000 for traveling she did not do.