Fifteen Warning Signs of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Posted on: September 28th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Workers’ compensation fraud costs the insurance industry roughly $5 billion each year, according to estimates by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Depending on whom you ask, fraud accounts for as much as 10% of the costs of all workers’ comp claims. This type of fraud is typically associated with malingering employees who fake injuries in […]

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Bills Would Expand Paid Time Off, Who Can Take Family Leave

Posted on: September 19th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Two bills wending their way through the state Legislature would increase the amount of sick days workers in the Golden State can take as well as expand — once again — the definition of “family” for the purposes of paid family leave. Business groups have come out against both of the bills, which they say […]

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DOL Proposes Massive Increase in Overtime Pay Threshold

Posted on: September 12th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued its long-awaited proposed changes to the nation’s overtime rules for American workers, proposing to increase the threshold for exempt status by more than 50% to $55,000. If the proposed rules become permanent rules, employers will need to prepare their bookkeeping and budgets to account for the new salary […]

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Bill Would Require Workplace Violence Prevention Plans for All Employers

Posted on: September 5th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A controversial bill that would require every employer in California to have in place a workplace violence prevention plan has been passed by the State Senate and is now in play in the Assembly. The bill — SB 553 — would require any company with at least one worker to “establish, implement and maintain” a […]

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