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Monday, October 29, 2012

Corrupt Employers Just Keep Cooking the Books

Today's post about employer fraud comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan of the NC Bar and describes how serious such actions deteriorate the workers' compensation system.

As you have seen me mention several times on this blog, the failure of many employers to play by the rules continues to plague the nation’s workers’ compensation system. In one type of fraud, known as misclassification, employers incorrectly designate workers as outside consultants or independent contractors. 

 When workers are misclassified, insurance companies do not consider them employees. The injured workers are then denied workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, the insurance companies are not paid insurance premiums and are not adequately reserved for the risk of injury by those workers. The following video excerpt is of an interview 

I did a while back with Sam Gold, director of the National Association of Injured Workers (NOIW) and producer of Injured On The Job. We discuss this continuing problem and the need for it be addressed by regulatory agencies so that workers’ and their families are protected from fraudulent employers.

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