A 10-county motel sweep by the Labor Commissioner’s Office of California in order to beef up compliance with the laws of worker’s compensation was met with a great deal of success, according to officials.

In total 23 citations were issued by officials with the state Division of Labor Standards with fines totaling $52,250 to motels across eight counties in California in connection with the June 11-12 sweep.

State investigators worked with the District Attorney’s office of El Dorado County, California to review workers’ compensation coverage for motels as part of efforts to curb insurance fraud related to workers’ compensation. The sweep covered 60 motels and inns in the California counties of Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Shasta, and Tehama.

Twenty businesses were cited by officials for their failure to have coverage for workers’ compensation to pay the expenses of workers who sustain personal injuries while working and three business were cited for failure to provide itemized deductions to employees.

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