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February 2013 Archives

California restaurant may face workers' compensation charge

Two restaurant owners may be facing possible prison time for their role in trying to defraud the government and avoid protecting their employees. The California Labor Commissioner responded to an anonymous complaint concerning the lack of workers' compensation insurance for employees at the restaurant. By law, the owners must provide the protection for all of their employees or face heavy fines and penalties.

California contractor accused of workers' compensation fraud

A California attorney's office is charging a local contractor with several charges of workers' compensation fraud. The contractor who runs several construction companies, including a pool company, is facing most of the charges and has pleaded not guilty. He purportedly failed to report his pool construction employees on his workers' compensation policies so that he can lower his insurance premiums.

NFL players come to California for workers' compensation

Many NFL players can now take advantage of a loophole in California's workers' compensation law. The NFL has been accused recently of trying to deny benefits to its players, who suffer extremely high rates of injury over the course of their careers. Injured NFL players can now claim workers' compensation in California if they played one game here, even if they have never played for a team in our state.

California freeway worker suffered an injury on the job

A sign on a California highway is pleading for drivers to pray for an injured freeway worker. The man suffered an injury on the job when he was setting out cones to mark an exit ramp on the freeway. A driver hit the man and then drove away. This accident caused serious injury that may result in either coma or paralysis.

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