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Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing Premium Fraud

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 0

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek enacted a bill that immediately made it a misdemeanor for employers to submit false payroll reports to reduce their workers’ compensation premiums. The governor on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1580, by Sen. Kathleen Taylor, D-Milwaukie. The bill makes it a class A misdemeanor to try to reduce workers’ compensation premiums by knowingly submitting a false payroll report. The maximum penalty for a class A misdemeanor is $6,250. An earlier version of the bill proposed a larger penalty for premium fraud and a more expansive definition of the prohibited activit...

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