Immunity provision blocks firefighting contractors from suing state of California

A law passed in 1963 that grants public emergency-response agencies immunity from lawsuits prevents the families of the hundreds of private contractors who fight California’s wildfires every year from suing the state if their loved ones are killed or injured during a blaze. But is the law too far-reaching? KQED (San Francisco)

MEWA’s operations found illegal

The MEWA is illegal says the California Department of Insurance. It’s a company selling a purported alternative to workers’ comp coverage. What does this mean to the hundreds of employers operating with its workers’ comp certificates? Click here for the story. Workers’ Comp Executive

Siblings charged in $9.1M workers’ comp scheme

A brother and sister who own a Houston pain clinic and an associate face charges of falsifying more than $9 million in workers’ compensation claims for postal employees. The defendants are charged with filing the claims with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for medical treatment and health care services that were not rendered or […]

Couple pleads guilty but avoids jail for fraud

A Binghampton, New York couple who operated a transportation company avoided jail terms after pleading guilty in a Medicaid fraud case tied to their business operations. The husband pleaded guilty to charges including failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance. pressconnects [with video]