A troubling trend of construction firms illegally hiding workers in shell companies to avoid paying state-required workers' compensation coverage began emerging in Florida in the early 2000s. These shell schemes have risen to new levels of scope and sophistication in the last 10 years.
See why those companies were a visible warning of a national trend in premium fraud
In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO.
Read further about this report and its findings.
Republican lawmakers are considering a pro-business bill to nullify the Obama administration's efforts to expand the legal definition of "joint employer," which is when one business is legally responsible for workplace violations at another company's worksite.
Take a look at the issues surrounding the joint employer policy.
In workers' compensation, seemingly straightforward injuries may turn into prolonged and costly claims when comorbid conditions exist. These comorbidities can end up complicating treatment, recovery and return to work.
Gain insight on how these conditions are impacting claim cost and outcomes.
Many business owners think they're helping overtime-eligible employees by offering them comp time instead of paying them overtime, but they're actually putting themselves at risk of a lawsuit.
Find out why employers are in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Workers compensation experts say the industry is bracing for side effects and growing pains as more states aim to put opioid prescribing in check.
Read more on how reforms and new laws are impacting the industry.