Collecting Workers Comp From One Company While Working Elsewhere

Employed But Collecting Workers’ Comp

 A worker was  arrested and charged with three felonies after he allegedly lied to receive workers’ compensation while employed according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department following an investigation by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

Authorities say  the man filed for workers’ comp after he was allegedly injured at a former place of employment. He received benefits from the state, while reportedly employed at another business. (workersxzcompxzkit)

The man is charged with three felonies: third-degree insurance fraud, first-degree falsifying business records, and third-degree grand larceny and one count of offering a false statement, a misdemeanor.

Penalty of Hiring the Illegal Worker

A restaurant owner  pleaded guilty in U.S. District court admitting he allowed nine illegal immigrants to work for him in his restaurants and live on properties he provided. He also admitted  he knew the workers were not permitted to legally reside in the United States at the time, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Lee.  The plea  was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs. (workersxzcompxzkit)

Scheduled for sentencing U.S. District Court, the defendant faces a maximum term of five years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000. 

Author Robert Elliott, executive vice president, Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. has worked successfully for 20 years with many industries to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, including airlines, health care, manufacturing, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality and manufacturing. He can be contacted at: or 860-786-8286.

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