TX - States Could Do More to Enforce WC Compliance, Study Says
Texas could make better use of stop-work orders to crack down on employers who misclassify workers as contractors to avoid paying workers' compensation, a Washington, D.C., think tank said this week.
The Migration Policy Institute, which studies migration worldwide, on Thursday released a study that shows immigrants are twice as likely as native-born workers to be employed in industries in which labor violations are widespread.
Misclassifying workers as independent contractors is common in low-wage businesses, the report said.
Some states, including Texas, are not ...
SC - Even WC Commission Deals With Attorney Fees, Audit Shows
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The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission itself has had to grapple with higher-than-expected attorney fees, according to an examination of the agency's books by the state auditor.
The audit found that the commission in 2017 paid an attorney $200 an hour, instead of $190, and slightly exceeded the $10,000 maximum as approved by the state's attorney general, State Auditor George Kennedy III said in a report to the commission last month.
The agency also overstated its rent expenses by $21,409, the audit shows. Other than that, the auditor found no major discrepancies, and...