November 6, 2003 |
Branches of Checkmate Staffing Inc. reopened Wednesday, one day after law enforcement officers and investigators raided its 22 California offices during a probe into possible workers' compensation insurance fraud. The Orange-based company, which supplies temporary workers to such companies as Home Depot Inc. and J.C. Penney Co., fielded calls Wednesday from some worried customers.
December 30, 2003 |
Less than a month after agreeing to pay the State Compensation Insurance Fund about $7 million to settle a lawsuit over unpaid workers' compensation premiums, Checkmate Staffing Inc. and its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana throws into question how much of the settlement State Fund will be able to collect and when. State Fund, which provides workers' comp insurance, will be forced to stand in line with Checkmate's other unsecured creditors.