Unemployment insurance (UI) fraud remains a big problem for employers and is punishable by law. UI fraud, occurs when an “individual fraudulently files for unemployment benefits…and misreports previous income, lies on an application, fails to look for a new job or does not report an income source” in order to collect unemployment benefits.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, states recorded an aggregate sum of $7.7 billion dollars in improper unemployment insurance payments from 2013-2015. Improper payments were highest in Nevada, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Tennessee, North Carolina, DC, and Maine. Read more

“Keys to Winning UI Protests”

When you have a business to run, the last thing you need to do is spend a lot of time and resources protesting unemployment insurance claims from previous employees. What is even more frustrating is that employers only win about half of the claims that they protest.

However, there are some ways to that can help you win and keep your unemployment insurance costs down. Read more

“3 Ways Employers Can Prevent Unemployment Fraud”

Any time an individual misrepresents information for the purposes of collecting unemployment benefits, it is fraud. Sure accidents in reporting can happen. Sometimes mistakes happen because people are uninformed or in a hurry. But sometimes people collect unemployment while knowing they are ineligible and that makes them guilty of fraud. Plain and simple.

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