- Man pleads guilty to defrauding tribe through insurance scam Updated: Feb-11-16 9:18 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding an Indian tribe for millions of dollars as part of a workers' compensation scam.
- Applications for US jobless aid fell sharply last week Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 am
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week in a sign of a stable job market despite the slowing global economy hitting stocks and commodities.
- Arizona House advances police and fire pension overhaul Updated: Feb-10-16 4:23 pm
PHOENIX - A proposal overhauling the state's badly underfunded public safety worker pension plan ran into a buzz saw of criticism from a top Republican member during an Arizona House committee meeting Wednesday, but the plan was still approved.
- Oregon pension funds see 20 percent increase in deficit Updated: Feb-10-16 12:26 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon Treasurer and Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler issued a statement last week noting that the state pension fund's investment returns were 2.1 percent in 2015.
- Government asks to intervene in whistleblower lawsuit Updated: Feb-10-16 10:48 am
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - The federal government wants to get involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer Eric C. Conn.
- Mentally ill man who killed wife won't get her pension Updated: Feb-06-16 1:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A man who was found not guilty of his wife's death by reason of mental insanity will not get her pension under a judge's ruling.
- Unions concerned Connecticut workers targeted in budget plan Updated: Feb-04-16 7:18 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - State employees again find themselves in the sights of legislators and the governor as they grapple with a string of projected budget deficits and a changing economy.
- Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies Updated: Feb-03-16 5:49 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who claimed to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014.
- Former administrative law judge pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Feb-03-16 9:35 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge accused of embezzling more than $500,000 has pleaded guilty in federal court.
- Supporters of aid family leave bill sense window this year Updated: Feb-02-16 10:43 pm
ALBANY, New York - The state Assembly again voted on Tuesday to allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one.
- Davenport man sentenced in disability benefits fraud case Updated: Feb-02-16 7:34 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - A Davenport man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after prosecutors say he continued to receive disability benefits while he was serving prison time in an unrelated case.
- Caldwell City Councilman resigns to keep retirement benefits Updated: Feb-01-16 2:10 pm
CALDWELL, Idaho - A former Caldwell Police Chief and newly elected City Councilman has resigned from the council weeks after being sworn in to keep his retirement benefits.
- Murray urges bigger cut than West Virginia governor laid out Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to give struggling coal producers a break by dropping a tax used to pay off a workers' compensation debt.
- Bill aims to clarify state's workers' compensation law Updated: Jan-26-16 10:28 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A bill introduced in the South Dakota House would clarify state law on when part-time employees injured on the job should also receive workers' compensation benefits for their other part-time positions.
- Warning signs on horizon as New Jersey's economy grows Updated: Jan-21-16 2:52 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's economy kicked into a higher gear in December as the unemployment rate tumbled to 5.1 percent, but uncertainty over public pensions and a fund to pay for road and bridge work threaten the state's credit rating, according to a pair of separate reports out Thursday.
- Engineering firm owner sentenced for unemployment scheme Updated: Jan-20-16 3:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The owner of an engineering consulting firm is headed to prison for a scheme in which some employees fraudulently collected unemployment benefits while he paid the remaining portion of their salaries.
- Court: Taj Mahal casino rightly ended worker benefits Updated: Jan-15-16 6:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - An appeals court ruled Friday that Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino was within its rights to end health insurance and pension benefits to its workers, removing the last major obstacle to billionaire Carl Icahn taking over.
- Phoenix homeless shelter worker indicted for stealing Updated: Jan-15-16 5:00 am
PHOENIX - A former homeless shelter employee is suspected of stealing social security benefits from a resident.
- Governor's budget suggests hikes on tobacco, phone taxes Updated: Jan-13-16 8:15 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As the struggling coal industry and low natural gas prices continue to hurt state tax revenues, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing to balance the budget by raising taxes on tobacco products, starting to tax phone usage and tapping into state reserves for a third time in three years.
- Missouri jobless aid dependent on constitutional challenge Updated: Jan-13-16 3:07 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The duration of jobless benefits for thousands of unemployed workers could turn on how the state Supreme Court interprets a sentence in the Missouri Constitution regarding vetoed bills.
- State employees' trust funds to see modest pension increases Updated: Jan-13-16 3:00 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The primary investment fund for Wisconsin state employees and retirees lost money in 2015, but that is unlikely to translate into a drop in pension payments for most.