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State: MN Report Says Paid Comp Claims Down 43% from 1997 to 2010:

The number of paid workers’ compensation claims fell 43% relative to the number of employees from 1997 to 2010, the 2010 “Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report” released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry shows.

The report says the workers’ compensation claim rate fell to 4.9 claims per 100 full-time-equivalent employees in 2010 from 8.7 in 1997.

Department Commissioner Ken Peterson said the report “underscores that Minnesota’s workplaces have become much safer for employees and comparatively less costly for employers ...

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State: CA Business Owner Accused of Underreporting $3.5M in Payroll:

A Southern California business owner faces 63 years in state prison for numerous charges, including 18 felony counts of misrepresenting facts to State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors say George Osumi II, 64, reported $1 million in payroll to State Fund between December 2001 and March 2006. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said his actual payroll was $4.5 million. Not reporting the additional $3.5 million in payroll resulted in a loss of $814,000 ...

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State: CA Owners of Construction Company Charged with Fraud:

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed fraud charges against the owners of a Southern California construction company for allegedly underreporting payroll to their workers’ compensation carrier.

The District Attorney’s Office charged Gary Renshaw, 50, his wife Tammy Renshaw, 50, and their daughter Brittney Renshaw, 23, with nine felony counts of committing fraud to obtain workers’ compensation insurance at a reduced rate. Gary and Tammy owned GLR Companies Inc. in Yucaipa, and Brittney was an employee of the company.

Investigators allegedly ...

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State: PA SWIF Probe: Auditor was on Staffing Firms’ Payroll for Decade:

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief

An auditing supervisor for the State Workers’ Insurance Fund (SWIF) was on the payroll of three Pennsylvania staffing companies for at least a decade before he was arrested on bribery charges Monday by a special investigations unit of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, according to the criminal complaint filed against him.

An affidavit filed Monday in connection with James McDonnell’s arrest alleges McDonnell became a private consultant for American Personnel Services, Wallieo Enterprises and Certified Flagger ...

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State: FL Contractor Charged in Shell Company Case:

The president of a West Florida construction company was arrested last week on charges of falsifying payroll information to reduce workers’ compensation premiums paid to Guarantee Insurance Co. and illegally using a “shell company.”

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Friday that Randall Morton Seltzer, 43, the president of Navarre Industries, was charged with workers’ compensation fraud and grand theft, following an investigation by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Division of Insurance Fraud.

“Workers’ compensation insurance is vital to the ...

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