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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 …

U.S., Florida Task Force Fights Organized Retail Theft

Federal and Florida law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are creating the nation’s first task force to tackle the growing problem of organized retail theft, which victimizes nearly every store nationwide and costs retailers some $30 billion in losses each …

Over 2,800 DUI Arrests So Far in Arizona

Arizona’s holiday drunk driving task force has so far resulted in more than 2,800 DUI arrests during the 2011 holiday period. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said Saturday that law enforcement has conducted 46,194 traffic stops between Nov. 24 …

Florida Officials Suspect Fraud in Rash of Kitchen Fires

Florida officials are investigating a spate of kitchen fires that have some wondering if they may have been started on purpose to receive money from insurance companies. State officials say what used to be a minor problem is now growing …