Workers' Compensation Fraud (PDF) occurs when someone knowingly makes a false representation of a material fact to obtain or to deny workers' compensation benefits or to avoid responsibility under the law. Workers' Compensation Fraud also occurs when an employer misrepresents the amount of payroll or classification of its employees. Failure to maintain the required Workers' Compensation insurance coverage is also a crime.
All of us who live and work in Placer County pay the price for Workers' Compensation Fraud in the loss of jobs and profit, lower wages and benefits, and higher costs for services and insurance premiums. It affects workers and employers alike and is committed by workers and employers alike.