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Articles Tagged with worker compensation

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A Facebook Live post showing a Gainesville Louisiana Popeyes branch went viral on August 20th, 2019 after an injury was reported on camera. A man trying to order a chicken sandwich was told that part of the restaurant was shut down because an employee named Tara was injured and had to be taken to the hospital. It is not yet known if the employee or the franchise has hired a lawyer.

The video did not indicate how the injury occurred, but it did show that the man was waiting for about 30 minutes before he was told the restaurant had been shut down. The Facebook user reported that “the Popeyes here in Gainesville, Florida just shut down because the manager got overwhelmed with the sandwich orders and collapsed in some grease.” 

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Norma Lopez Cedillo, the President of Nuvo Contractor, Inc., was arrested for committing workers’ compensation fraud last week. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced Cedillo’s arrest on August 13th, 2019, stating that Cedillo had been avoiding paying almost $737,000 in workers’ compensation insurance premiums for the previous six months. It is not yet known whether Cedillo has hired an attorney

The company reported a profit of nearly $5.5 million in the last year, but claimed a payroll of only $103,000 on their workers’ compensation policy. The investigation against Cedillo by Patronis’ Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud showed that she had concealed payroll information to avoid paying higher premiums. 

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