A person is committing fraud if they knowingly make a false statement or withhold information to receive unemployment benefits payments.
Working while receiving benefit payments may result in a person being assessed fraud which can include a monetary penalty of 50% of the total overpaid amount and a 4-week penalty for each week in which the person fraudulently requested payment. Penalty weeks must be served on an active claim, for which you are filing for benefits. While serving penalty weeks, benefits will not be paid and no money will be offset toward the overpaid amount. Additional collection activities may include civil and criminal prosecution, including court costs, fines and/or imprisonment.
Misclassification of Workers
We accept complaints and conduct investigations regarding alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors. More>
If you think an employer or employee is committing unemployment insurance fraud, please complete and submit the form below.