Month: June 2015

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  • June
    26 2015

    Employers Avoid Workers Compensation Payments With “Contractors”

    Reports have surfaced about employers who avoid workers compensation insurance payments by labeling their employees as independent contractors. Research studies have shown that up to 20 percent of employers misclassify their employees as independent contractors. The studies have linked the rise in misclassifications to increases in workers compensation insurance premiums over the last two decades. […]

  • June
    19 2015

    MA Contractor Indicted In Workers Compensation Fraud Scheme

    The owner of a Massachusetts asbestos abatement company was indicted on multiple counts of workers compensation fraud and grand larceny. Allen Young, owner of Atlantic Bay Contracting, Inc., was indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on six counts of workers compensation fraud and six counts of larceny over $250. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey […]

  • June
    12 2015

    Healthcare Workplace Injuries Prompt OSHA Investigation

    Federal safety investigators are looking into an increasing number of healthcare workplace injuries in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. An enforcement director with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the agency may consider auditing and fining facilities that show a history of healthcare workplace injuries. The National Emphasis Program on Nursing and […]

  • June
    05 2015

    Dems’ Workers Compensation Reform Bill Passes IL House

    A workers compensation reform measure passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Thursday, over the objections of Governor Bruce Rauner. Voting on the bill was split along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all House Republicans voting against the measure. The workers compensation reform bill passed by nearly a two-thirds […]