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Four Questions Interview with Matthew Capece

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:43am Written by group7even

America is rife with complex plots by businesses to illegally dodge workers-comp premiums. The flourishing underground economy that exists in many urban centers adds more kindling to the fraud fire, especially in construction. FraudWire reached out to Matthew Capece, senior executive with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, for his thoughts. He’s been a specialist in employer payroll fraud in construction since 1989.

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Allying with carpenters against workers-comp premium cheaters

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:36am Written by group7even

Workers-comp premium scams by employers may steal more money than bogus work injury claims. At least that’s what many experts say. And the problem could be growing. This is especially true in urban centers with deep underground economies.

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Guilty plea by contractor, nearly $800K in restitution to cheated workers

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:32am Written by group7even

Both defendants pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court and must pay $793,509.60 in restitution and $83,143.76 in unpaid unemployment contributions due to the New York State Department of Labor, Unemployment Insurance Division. 

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Bill would make state investigations into wage theft a public record

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:25am Written by admin

House Bill 16-1347 would turn previously secret records on whether an employer had violated wage laws into public records. That means that the public would have access to such information as cases of employers who were found to have illegally withheld pay or underpaid their employees. 

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Senator Brown proposes anti-wage theft legislation

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:20am Written by admin

CINCINNATI, OH - In the wake of Cincinnati becoming the first Ohio city to pass a wage theft ordinance, one of Ohio's senators is trying to bring the momentum nationwide. 

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Tennessee contractors avoid workers' comp to win bids

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:54am Written by admin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The amount of growth in downtown Nashville requires a lot of labor, but not every worker is equally protected in case of injury.

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Manchester drywaller jailed for under-the-table payroll scheme

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:46am Written by group7even

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme.

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Avoid the perp, walk: workers' comp. premium fraud

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:58pm Written by group7even

“[A]s more workers' comp fraud cases start creeping into the headlines, authorities are cracking down on the illegal practice, and construction companies need to be aware of their legal duties to avoid the potential consequences of fraud."

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Engels on Transition Team

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:14pm Written by group7even

Jon Bel Edwards was elected Governor of Louisiana.

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Cash Pay Schemes Spreading

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:07pm Written by group7even

Florida is not the only state seeing check cashers and contractors conspiring to pay workers off-the-books.

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