We all know the feeling. You walk into the office Monday morning determined to conquer that ever-growing to-do list. Six cups of coffee later, you leave feeling defeated because you have even more on your plate than when you started the day. Can you relate?
‘Tis the season for unexpected surprises. A gift on your doorstep, a holiday greeting in the mail – and the dreaded UI tax rate notice. Bet you didn’t get the same warm and fuzzy feeling with that last ‘gift’. Your UI tax rate increased. Your unemployment insurance costs are higher. Now what?
As the holidays approach and the year winds down, the tendency is to clock out and put off less urgent tasks until the New Year. However, if you buckle down now you can ring in the New Year knowing you are prepared to tackle anything that is thrown your way come January 1.
As the holiday season approaches, students aren’t the only ones who have time off. Teachers, administrators and other school employees also get a break.
Unemployment insurance has the second highest improper payment rate of any federal program in the country. You can blame unemployment fraud for that. Any time someone collects unemployment benefits while knowingly misrepresenting information, they are contributing to improper payments and committing 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.
The holiday season is almost here: Retailers and other industries will be ramping up and adding holiday seasonal workers to supplement the extra workload.