Lisa Padgett, Director
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Phoenix: 800 W Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85007 - Phone: (602) 542-4515
Tucson: 2675 East Broadway, Tucson AZ 85716 - Phone: (520) 628-5459
Potential Consumer Scam That Includes Illegal Use of ICA Name and Seal
The Arizona State Labor Department, part of the Industrial Commission of Arizona, has recently received many inquiries whether a document that appears to be some sort of employment offer is legitimate. The inquiries have included the same or very similar documents titled “Employment contract agreement for house Manager/supervisor” and “Letter of Appointment for house manager/supervisor.” Samples of the documents can be viewed here. The Industrial Commission of Arizona has licensing jurisdiction over private employment agents that charge fees to applicants.
The documents contain language that may cause the reader to believe that the Industrial Commission of Arizona is involved in the purported employment arrangement, has approved the form or the employment arrangement, or has authorized the use of the Commission’s official Seal. One of the inquiries explained that he had been asked to return the signed agreement along with the sum of $424.00.
The Industrial Commission of Arizona has not authorized the use of the name “Industrial Commission of Arizona” to be used on those documents, the Commission is not a party to any actual or potential employment relationship as the document seems to describe, has not authorized the use of the Commission’s Official Seal on that document, and the document is not an official Commission form. The Industrial Commission has no knowledge of the person that is sending out the emails and the forms and the Commission has no knowledge if the purported employment arrangement is legitimate. Furthermore, the name listed on the documents, “Dr. John Kapoor,” is not a licensed employment agent in Arizona. The Industrial Commission has no knowledge of whether the name “Dr. John Kapoor” as used on the documents is truly an individual named “Dr. John Kapoor.”