Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 15 2014
Press release courtesy of Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries Eleven workers underpaid for their effort on an Auburn activity center will share nearly $43,000 in wages owed to them under a settlement between the state and the construction company involved.
Mar 7 2014
Release compliments of the Dept. of Labor & Industries A Bothell landscaper who claimed he was suffering from an on-the-job injury has admitted to stealing state workers’ compensation benefits.
Feb 21 2014
The Attorney General’s Office has charged a Pierce County landscaper with failing to pay workers’ compensation insurance after one of his employees was injured on the job.
Dec 10 2013
Scores of businesses are contacting the Department of Labor & Industries to report they have received an official-looking letter that implies they must buy required workplace posters or face fines. L&I did not send the letters, but wants to remind companies that the workplace posters are available for free.
Nov 27 2013
The owner of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic has repaid the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) nearly $90,000 resulting from fraudulent billing.  Clinic owner Dr. Lucas Homer recently paid the full restitution amount of $88,846 to settle a case involving improper billing practices.
Nov 19 2013
The owner of a foreign-language interpreter service pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme that authorities say cost Washington state hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Aug 28 2013
A Spokane restaurant owner faces a felony theft charge alleging she defrauded the state of nearly $250,000 in workers’ compensation benefits over eight years while claiming she could not work.
Aug 1 2013
Courtesy of Department of Labor and Industries The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) says a 54 year old Seattle man has been charged with 15 counts of second degree theft in connection with more than $262,000 he received in workers’ compensation and other benefits.
Jul 25 2013
An Idaho woman faces felony charges after allegedly receiving more than $12,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and nearly $4,000 for vocational rehabilitation while claiming she was unable to work.

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