The cost of workers' compensation insurance has been an increasingly prevalent concern for many employers as of late. Due to rising premiums, employers in California are looking to do whatever they can to control costs. This includes employers being more vigilant when it comes to detecting employee fraud.
One way to help reduce the chances of employee fraud is to make sure that employees understand their employer's policy surrounding workers' compensation. Workers should have a strong grasp on available benefits, as well as obligations, related to obtaining those benefits. Company policy should clearly state that suspicions of employee fraud will be investigated. The policy should also state that the employer will take legal action against employee fraud when required.