Suspicious Surge In California Unemployment Claims Raises ConcernsCalifornia is reporting a surge in coronavirus unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, gig workers and the self-employed, and the tens of thousands of claims are raising renewed concerns about widespread fraud.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Is EDD Fighting Fraud At The Expense Of The Unemployed?In an effort to stop fraud, the Employment Development Department may be further delaying payments to people who have been waiting months for legitimate unemployment claims.
California Unemployment Agency Not Answering 60% Of CallsCalifornia's unemployment agency is not answering 60% of the calls it receives for help as the overwhelmed department struggles to work through a backlog of more than 1 million pending claims five months into the pandemic.
Pandemic Pay It Forward: Sacramento State Student Using Unemployment Stimulus Money To Help OthersA Sacramento State student isn't just reading or hearing about people in need, she's doing something about it.
Jobless Claims Rise As Cutoff Of Extra $600 Benefit NearsThe nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery.
As Businesses Reopen, Can Employees Legally Refuse To Come Back To Work?Some business owners are now back in action but are worried about employees returning.
Why Stimulus Checks Won't Be Taxed, But Unemployment Benefits Will BeBillions of federal coronavirus relief dollars are flowing directly into Americans' pockets, but will they have to send some of that money back to Uncle Sam come tax time?
California Becomes First State To Borrow From Feds To Pay Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia has become the first state to borrow money from the federal government so it can continue paying out claims for unemployment benefits during the pandemic.