Nine Californian Restaurants receive workers compensation fines

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Restaurants in one state county received over $200,000 in admin fines for failing to cover employees. Nine restaurants in California are now facing substantial workers compensation fines for failing to adequately cover their employees. The fines were the result of a joint enforcement strike force investigation in Contra Costa County. The strike force issued over $200,000 in total administrative workers compensation fines. The fines were issued to the Contra Costa County restaurants for failing to cover their employees according to state laws. The investigators were from the California Department of…

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Louisiana workers compensation sees few claims but high costs

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Employees in the state are less likely to be injured than in any other place across the country. The Louisiana workers compensation program functions in a curious way. Despite the fact that employees in the state are less likely to be injured than those in any other state, the coverage still comes with high costs. The costs of workers compensation insurance in the state have been steadily falling for years. Comparing the cost of Louisiana workers compensation clearly shows that the actual costs are dropping. In fact, this has been…

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Illinois workers compensation moves through state Senate

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Senators have given the nod to new restrictions on insurance companies writing this type of policy. New Illinois workers compensation legislation has received approval in the state Senate. It applies new restrictions to insurance companies that write workers compensation policies. The insurance legislation passed the state Senate this week in a vote of 34 to 21. This Illinois workers compensation legislation is a mirror image of one that was approved by lawmakers in the state last year. However, when that proposal reached Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, he vetoed it. This…

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Berkshire-owned workers compensation insurance scam case reaches settlement

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Applied Underwriters, a Berkshire Hathaway owned firm, was ordered to cease bait-and-switch marketing. Applied Underwriters, an insurer owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has agreed to a workers compensation insurance case settlement. The agreement involves providing Californian consumers with full disclosure about the product. The insurance company’s goal is to start selling plans again following a state review of alleged abuses. A major component of the settlement requires Applied Underwriters “to stop the bait-and-switch marketing tactics.” Many employers registered complaints from having been sold workers compensation insurance through bait-and-switch tactics.…

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Workers compensation scam in California leads to 26 arrests

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Among those who were arrested were three doctors in the Orange County area. A massive number of arrests have resulted from a California workers compensation scam that was recently busted. Among the arrested individuals were three doctors. Two of the doctors were from Newport Coast and another doctor was from Huntington Beach. In total, there were 26 arrests including business owners and medical professionals. The workers compensation scam is estimated to have swindled insurance companies and consumers out of $40 million in kickbacks and fraudulent insurance billing. This, according to…

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State of the Union speech draws attention to wage insurance

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President Obama brought up the topic of a long history of labor protection and the need for support for the unemployed. During the last State of the Union speech from President Barack Obama, he mentioned the topic of labor protection that has a lengthy history within the country and, within this subject, he brought up the concept of wage insurance. He underscored the importance of work done on the unemployment insurance and job-training programs currently available. Following the statement he made about the need for improvement in unemployment insurance and…

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North Carolina officials target employers without workers compensation

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The Industrial Commission has already fined and charged companies operating without proper insurance. In North Carolina, the Industrial Commission, the authority responsible for the enforcement of laws regarding workers compensation, has now started to target employers that have not been carrying adequate insurance in order to comply with the state’s laws. As a result of the crackdown that has been occurring over the last year, $1 million in civil fines have been collected. These civil fines were collected from companies without adequate (or any) workers compensation coverage. Moreover, beyond fining…

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