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June 2013 Archives

California workers' compensation bill drawing attention in NFL

Workers' compensation can be a touchy subject for the parties involved. The system is in place to help protect workers in case of an injury, but because of some people that have abused the system, benefits can be hard to receive for those that are in need. A recent California article involving two NFL players has drawn attention to workers' compensation benefits for players in the league.

California officer files fraudulent workers' compensation claims

Although there are times that many of us don't feel like going to work, most of the time we push through to ensure we perform our duties, even when our heart is not fully in it. However, for those who are actually sick or injured, workers' compensation has long been in place to serve as a safety net in the event a California worker is unable to make it to work. This process has its downside as well, as there are cases each year where people file fraudulent workers' compensation claims that if discovered, can bring with them serious penalties.

OSHA investigation started after California man's death

Working with dairy cows may not be thought of as dangerous to those outside the dairy industry. However, a recent accident at a dairy farm in Ontario may change that. A California man was killed and an OSHA investigation has been started.

California police officer guilty of felony workers' comp fraud

A California police officer will spend 120 days in jail after pleading guilty last week to two counts of felony workers' compensation insurance fraud. He will also have to pay $120,000 in restitution and is no longer employed by the police department.

Cal/OSHA calls on prison to protect employees by removing cats

As an employer, it's imperative to provide employees with a safe working environment. Failure to do so can have a multitude of adverse consequences, including decreased productivity, increased insurance premiums, steep work comp costs and, of course, potential fines from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

Price is wrong for postal employee accused of work comp fraud

Many employees who suffer serious and debilitating injuries during the course and scope of their employment are fortunate to be able to turn to the workers' compensation system for the financial assistance they need to get them through a difficult period in their lives.

Are sleep disorders affecting your workforce?

On a typical Monday morning, it's not uncommon to see certain employees yawning a bit more than usual or taking a few extra trips to the coffeemaker. As an employer, you may not think much of this phenomenon, attributing it to nothing more than employees simply switching gears from the relaxation of the weekend to the commotion of the workweek.

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