Unemployment Compensation Fraud – What’s an Employer To Do?
June 30, 2021
As legitimate unemployment compensation claims have spiked in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too have fraudulent ones. Just yesterday, Maryland’s Department of Labor announced that the state has detected over 508,000 new, potentially fraudulent unemployment claims since May 1, 2021. Last year, a $650 million unemployment fraud scheme rocked Washington state. In April 2021, the Pennsylvania Treasury and Department of Labor & Industry announced that they had recaptured nearly $800 million in unemployment benefits targeted by scammers.