In California or any other state, willfully misrepresenting the details of a workplace injury is against the law. Classified as workers' compensation fraud, lying about a work injury is a serious matter that may be prosecuted in criminal court. On the other side of the fraud issue, however, it is also illegal for an employer to enter false data regarding payroll or employee classification.
Employers faced with employee fraud may be subjected to increased insurance premiums. Moreover, monies once available to offer higher wages to workers will be consumed by the process of fighting against the fraud. It is a no-win situation that can take a drastic toll on the bottom line. However, rectifying such situations is often possible. Typically, a first step in doing so often involves contacting a law office.