Wage Theft

Aug 11, 2016

Wage Theft in the U.S. Senate

By |August 11th, 2016|Uncategorized, Wage Theft|0 Comments

Last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) recovered nearly $247 million in back wages for more than 240,000 workers'. Since 2009, the DOL has recovered nearly $1.6 billion in back wages for 1.7 million workers'. These amounts are just a fraction of the amount owed to workers' because of wage theft (employers not paying workers' [...]

Jul 04, 2016

Employer Fraud in Workers’ Compensation

By |July 4th, 2016|Doctors, Employee Misclassification, Employer Fraud, Fraud, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Wage Theft|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Legislatures around the country (including ours in Wisconsin) seem to be preoccupied with employee fraud in workers'’ compensation, despite overwhelming evidence that employee fraud is virtually nonexistent.  Employer fraud, however, continues to plague the industry.  Over the last decade, my friend and colleague [...]

Jan 18, 2016

2015 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2016|Doctors, Employee Misclassification, Employer Fraud, Fraud, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Wage Theft|4 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 9 $ 848,000,000 Employee Fraud Cases 1 $ 1,500,000 Total $ 849,500,000 The top six of our top ten fraud cases of 2015 are from California, a perennial offender. The other four cases are from New York, Washington, Utah, and Massachusetts. As we continue to discover each year, non-employee fraud cases [...]

Jan 05, 2015

2014 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 5th, 2015|doctors and medical, fighting fraud, Fraud, Health Care, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Unfair employment practices, Wage Theft, worker rights, worker’s compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|13 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 9 $ 74,876,000.00 Employee Fraud Cases 1 $ 450,000.00 Total $ 75,326,000.00 Five of the top ten fraud cases in 2014 are from California. The other five cases are from Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington and Georgia. As usual, non-employee fraud cases dominated the list and the dollar amounts are staggering, [...]

Sep 04, 2014

Increase in Wage Theft Claims

By |September 4th, 2014|Uncategorized, Wage Theft|0 Comments

According to a recent article in The New York Times (Sept. 1, 2014), more workers' are claiming wage theft by their employers. Worker advocates assert that violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, erasure of work hours and wrongful takings of employees’ tips are increasing in volume. David Weil is the director of the federal [...]