Unemployment Fraud

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The precise definition of unemployment fraud depends on your state law, but it is generally defined as making false or misleading information during the application process, usually in order to obtain better benefits for which you would otherwise be ineligible. Under almost every state's laws, individuals who commit insurance fraud are subject to fines, penalties, and/or criminal prosecution. Examples of fraud by a claimant include failure to accurately report hours and earnings, failing to seek work, or even engaging in identity theft. Examples of employer fraud include misclassifying workers, incorrectly reporting wages, failing to pay required unemployment taxes, or otherwise failing to property report necessary information about workers. For more information about unemployment fraud, contact an attorney in your area today.

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