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Month: June 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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