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New York State Grants Unemployment Benefits To Two Former Uber And Lyft Drivers

The decision to grant unemployment benefits to two former drivers for ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft is an interesting one, since it means that yet another government agency has concluded that “gig economy” workers were treated like employees and should be considered as such…at least for the purpose of getting some income while they aren’t driving. 173 more words

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Ten Tips to Avoid Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Protect yourself from unemployment insurance fraud and make sure your benefits arrive on time by following these tips.

  1. File your own initial claim and weekly certifications.
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Idaho Department Of Labor

Investigations, Recovery Rates of 124% Discourage Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Investigators at the Idaho Department of Labor say they hear every excuse in the book – from ridiculous to outright outrageous – when it comes to claimants who commit unemployment insurance fraud. 720 more words

Idaho Department Of Labor

Unemployment insurance should focus on getting people back to work

Unemployment insurance is a valuable program for people enduring the stress and uncertainty of temporary joblessness. But if the benefits become too generous, unemployment insurance can incentivize people to stay out of work longer, hurting them — and the overall economy — in the long term. 437 more words

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Welfare Is The New Work

The welfare state of mind has spiraled out of control in America…

Two recent news stories highlight how pernicious the welfare state has become in America today. 913 more words

Benefits of Reporting ‘Hours’ on Quarterly UI Tax Reports

Idaho employers using the Department of Labor’s online electronic system for reporting wages can now include employee hours in their quarterly reports.

A 2014 survey of employers and other stakeholders uncovered several benefits to businesses and their employees from reporting hours such as: 229 more words

Idaho Department Of Labor

How To Apply For Unemployment When You Just Got Fired

A common misconception regarding Unemployment Insurance is that you cannot apply for benefits if you were fired. Not necessarily true. There are several reasons for which you could get fired and, in most cases, still qualify. 1,104 more words

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