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.
There is no question that employees who suffer serious and incapacitating work injuries will need financial support to help make ends meet while they heal. Fortunately, these employees are legally entitled to such financial support via their employers' workers' compensation insurance.
Those employees who suffer serious and debilitating injuries while on the job are legally entitled to monetary assistance through their employers' workers' compensation insurance. Unfortunately, there are some employees who seek to take advantage of this equitable system, often misrepresenting the extent of their work injuries or lying about how their injuries occurred. However, it appears that state officials have recognized the gravity of the work comp fraud/employee fraud problem in the state and are now taking affirmative steps to help solve it.
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.