OH - Five Employers Plead Guilty to $269,000 in Fraud for Lapsed Coverage
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Five employers and one injured worker have been convicted of defrauding the Ohio workers' compensation system of more than $269,000.
“If these employers had just played by the rules and reached out to us for help when they were struggling, we could have had a better outcome for all involved,” Jim Wernecke, director of BWC’s special investigations department, said in a statement issued Friday. “Instead, they went in a different direction and now they have a criminal record in addition to their unpaid BWC premiums.”
The six were convicted in June aft...
NE - Schroeder Named Court Administrator
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Longtime workers' compensation attorney Jill Gradwohl Schroeder has been named administrator for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court.
Schroeder, who has spent 30 years with the Lincoln firm of Baylor Evnen, will assume her new duties Monday, the court announced. She replaces general counsel Lorra O'Banion, who has served as acting administrator for the past eight weeks.
The court administrator manages the court functions, is the primary liaison between the presiding judge and administrative and operational side of the court, and oversees implementation and enforcement of adm...