Nine Arrested for Contractor Fraud, No Workers Comp

Undercover Sting in Florida Lands 9 in Jail for Failing to Obtain Workers Comp After a two-day undercover operation in Florida, nine men have been arrested for failing to purchase workers comp for their employees, and committing contractor fraud. The investigation targeted unlicensed contractors in Manatee County. The contractors reportedly failed to purchase workers comp insurance for their employees, which is a violation of federal law. “This activity displays a blatant disregard for worker safety, and I commend this joint effort,” … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns Workers Comp Reform

After Lawsuit, Oklahoma Supreme Court Tosses Out Workers Comp Reform Bill In September, the Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a recently passed piece of workers comp legislation, Senate Bill 1062. Senator Harry Coates (R-Seminole), and Representative Emily Virgin (D-Norman) joined the lawsuit. Now, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled to overturn the workers comp bill. The bill was passed in the last legislative session, in May, and reportedly sought to reform the workers comp system in Oklahoma by … [Read more...]