Over the last year, multiple agencies here in the state of California -- including the Department of Industrial Relations, the Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud Unit and District Attorneys in several counties -- have joined forces as part of a concerted effort to crack down on the "underground economy," meaning both uninsured employers, and those employers who abuse state employment and work comp laws.
Earlier this fall, our workers' compensation defense blog discussed a shocking story in which a business owner based in the San Joaquin Valley and his daughter were ordered to pay over $600,000 in restitution to the state of California after pleading guilty to a multitude of insurance fraud and tax evasion charges.
Uninsured employers, meaning those who fail to carry the necessary amount of workers' compensation coverage in the state of California, face a multitude of penalties from steep fines and the loss of a professional license to possible incarceration.
In recent workers' compensation defense news, a company owner based in the San Joaquin Valley and his adult daughter were ordered to pay over $600,000 in restitution to the state of California earlier this week after pleading guilty to a multitude of insurance fraud and tax evasion charges.
In workers compensation defense news, a recently released report from Deloitte, one of the world's premier consulting groups, made some rather intriguing findings concerning the growing incidence of workers' compensation/employee fraud over the last several years.
In a previous workers' compensation defense post, we reported on how a Laguna Hills couple was facing a multitude of criminal charges for orchestrating what the Orange County District Attorney's Office called one of the largest work comp fraud schemes in California history.
In workers' compensation defense news, the owner of a prominent Bay Area transportation company was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison on a variety of charges, including tax evasion and workers' compensation insurance fraud.
In recent uninsured employer news, a California restaurateur was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this week after pleading guilty to a multitude of insurance fraud and sales tax evasion charges.
In a very interesting workers' compensation defense story, a Laguna Hills man has been sentenced by an Orange County judge to 10 years in prison for orchestrating what prosecutors called one of the largest work comp fraud schemes in California history.