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Virginia Governor Establishes Task Force to Study Worker Misclassification

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The misclassification of employees as “independent contractors” undermines businesses that follow the law, deprives the Commonwealth of millions of dollars in …

California Business Owner Arrested for Insurance Fraud

Teresa Reif, 31, was arrested on multiple counts of suspected workers’ compensation insurance premium fraud, including under-reporting $10,567,776.69 in payroll, according to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. In addition, she reportedly avoided paying a total of $2,957,089.20 in insurance premium. …