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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday that beginning July 11, Californians receiving unemployment insurance will need to actively seek employment in order to keep getting benefits. The federal law requiring people to apply for jobs while on unemployment was temporarily waived during the pandemic due to the historic number of businesses ordered closed. Since March 2020, the...
                        Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) officials have announced they will reinstate the unemployment insurance requirements they had in place before COVID-19. This, according to a press release that GDOL officials published late last week. “In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no...
    Leon Neal/Press Association via AP Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.A team of White House economics advisers had, ostensibly, convened a brain trust of left-leaning think tanks and policy experts on Monday evening to discuss how they might help President...
    In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic....
    The House GOP's campaign arm launched an attack against Democrats after a restaurant chain announced higher wages for its workers. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday launched a curious attack against COVID relief passed by the Democratic majority in Congress, slamming them for helping increase wages since he took...
    After failing to follow the law and overcharging thousands of New Mexico businesses on unemployment insurance taxes, the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) reviewed and recalculated tax rates for all employers. More than 50,000 New Mexican employers’ rates were reviewed by the DWS resulting in approximately 9,000 of those having their rates reduced. During the recalculation, 2,000 were found...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Many Maryland residents said they are fed up with Maryland’s BEACON unemployment system. When they tried to recertify for the week, some claimed they could not do it. READ MORE: New Details Released In Efraim Gordons Murder, 5 Suspects Involved Including 2 Juveniles Victor Avidor says good luck getting any help from the state. “It’s really a struggle,”...
    A single paragraph on Page 180 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised 2021-22 budget refers to one of the state government’s most vexing dilemmas — an immense debt it owes to the federal government for support payments to millions of Californians who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of the year, the state’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is expected...
    Residents of Massachusetts who are collecting unemployment insurance or coronavirus-related benefits will now be required to show that they are actively seeking employment to continue receiving payments. “Refusing work because a UI claimant would rather collect more money in unemployment benefits is not reasonable in any circumstances and is considered fraud,” the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said...
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, one of the first Republican governors to announce he was cutting off pandemic-era unemployment insurance.Rogelio V. Solis/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Republican governors’ newest form of economic stimulus is anti-stimulus: cutting off $300 in additional weekly...
    Signs at a 2015 march in support of increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Portland, Oregon.Andrew Theen/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Reports of a labor shortage have been everywhere. There have been viral tweets of signs at...
                        Ohio will unenroll from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program in June, Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday. The FPUC program extended an additional $300 per week in unemployment insurance as a way to offset the effects of the pandemic. “When this program was put in place, it...
                        Ohio residents who are collecting unemployment insurance will soon be required to resume weekly work-search activities, according to an announcement from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The work-search requirements will go into effect on May 23. “Ohio business owners are creating jobs faster than people...
    (CNN)Federal officials from the US Secret Service have helped recover around $2 billion in fraudulently obtained Covid-19 relief funds and seized more than $640 million from accused fraudsters, the agency said Wednesday. One year into the pandemic, the Secret Service has opened 690 cases regarding unemployment insurance fraud, on top of another 720 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection...
    President Joe Biden is being pinched by Democratic pressure to provide a safety net for jobless workers and Republican complaints about social welfare after a softer-than-expected April jobs report. That pressure was personified this week when Biden, while touting how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending package extended expanded federal unemployment insurance of $300 a week until Sept. 6, pledged to...
    A member of President Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors said Tuesday that governors ending federal unemployment insurance is a mistake and warned that Americans will face increased economic hardship as a result. “I do think it’s the wrong decision,” Jared Bernstein said on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” He warned that states’ decisions to no longer participate in federal unemployment insurance programs...
    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at a rally for Sen. Lindsey Graham On Friday, the monthly jobs report showed an unexpectedly weak rate of job growth for the month of April. For economists, it was a something of a puzzle, but for Republicans on the hunt for a narrative, it was the answer to a prayer. Across the nation, Republicans declared that...
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster Jeff Blake/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.South Carolina will now pay for the privilege of punishing its people twice over. For the past decade, the state has deprived nearly 200,000 residents of health insurance by...
    Last month, America’s poverty rate has been on an upward trajectory. Between February 2021 and March 2021, the rate of poverty in the U.S. increased by 0.5 percentage points to 11.7%, resulting in the highest level since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s second only to 11.6% recorded in November 2020. These estimates were taken before the rollout of...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 10,000 unemployment claims were filed last week in Maryland, up slightly from the previous week. The state’s Department of Labor reported that 10,314 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending on April 10. That’s up slightly from the previous week when 9,612 claims were filed. Here’s a look at the breakdown: ...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced Thursday evening that he’d vetoed the Juvenile Restoration Act, a bill to prohibit life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders. The bill also would establish a process by which juvenile offenders may seek...
    MOMENTUM is gathering for a fourth round of stimulus checks as a growing number of Democrats are calling on President Biden to send more COVID payments. In a letter sent to the president on Tuesday, 21 senators - led by Ron Wyden of Oregon - urged the White House to automatically extend unemployment insurance and send recurring direct check to...
    New York : The measure seeks to prevent families from being hit with a surprise tax bill. Photo: Karolina Grabowska / Pexels The American Rescue Plan approved in March gave extra help to those who were unemployed in 2020 and collected unemployment aid resources. The law exempts from federal taxes up to $ 10,200 in...
    Oklahoma town eases pandemic, one restaurant meal at a time Jury wont hear about 6 other times Chauvin used force on arrestees © Provided by Sports Illustrated Thompkins is accused of using the "the stolen identities of numerous Florida residents to obtain fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits from the State of California." Former Patriots and Raiders wide receiver Kembrell Thompkins...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 12,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed last week in Maryland, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Labor Thursday. According to the state, 12,280 unemployment claims were filed the week ending on March 27. That’s down more than half from the previous week when 25,996 claims were filed. Some 719,000 people applied...
    New York : There are already 21 senators who are pressuring the President Joe Biden to include legislation for monthly or recurring stimulus checks as part of the next part of its coronavirus bailout plan. Just hours until the Democrat officially unveils a $ 2 trillion investment plan named “Build Back Better”, focused on infrastructure and job creation, a...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor warn that there is an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams around the region. The scams involve targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 903 New Cases, Positivity Rate Above 5% This...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Those with the New York State Department of Labor said scammers are using insurance websites to steal people's driver's license numbers in order to file fraudulent unemployment claims.The benefit money is then funneled directly into the scammer's bank account.Danielle Sofia, of Oyster Bay, said earlier this month her mother received a letter from New York State...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Those with the New York State Department of Labor said scammers are using insurance websites to obtain people's driver's license numbers in order to file fraudulent unemployment claims.The benefit money is then funneled directly into the scammer's bank account.Danielle Sofia, of Oyster Bay, said earlier this month her mother received a letter from New York State...
    SACRAMENTO (BCS/CBS SF) — The state’s Employment Development Department launched an expanded online dashboard for unemployment claim and payment data Friday, outlining its efforts to catch up with its backlog of claims. The dashboard includes multiple charts displaying EDD’s progress in issuing unemployment payments since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year and caused a spike in unemployed workers. READ MORE:...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Nearly 26,000 unemployment insurance claims were filed last week in Maryland. That’s according to numbers released by the state Thursday. A total of 25,996 unemployment claims were filed the week ending on March 20. That’s up from the 24,610 filed the previous week. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION...
    New York : California has been the entity most attacked by criminal organizations that are stealing money from unemployment benefits. Photo: Sora Shimazaki / Pexels All states have been hit by a new wave of scams that are attacking security systems as hundreds of criminals have diverted billions of dollars from unemployment programs during the...
    New York : The IRS is behind in processing nearly 7 million tax returns. Photo: Joe Raedle / . President Joe Biden signed the $ 1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan last week and Americans are eager to receive the third stimulus check and get their tax refund. However, the clients of H&R Block Y TurboTax...
    The pandemic has had terrible repercussions on Unedic’s finances. Unemployment insurance, managed by Unédic, a joint body, financed “alongside the State a third of the cost of the exceptional partial activity mechanism deployed massively to protect businesses and jobs” during the crisis, recalls the Court in a chapter entitled “unemployment insurance in the face of the health crisis: a...
    Trump wax figure removed from San Antonio museum after customers kept punching and scratching it The combative opening to the first US-China meeting signals a “rough start” to relations The American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden last Thursday is already in effect. Stimulus checks made their way to some qualified Americans' bank accounts this past weekend, with...
    Colorado’s state auditor released a report on Tuesday detailing several significant problems in how the state's labor department accounted for unemployment insurance funds during the early pandemic. The audit said the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) failed to record payable claims in fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, that were paid after year end. It also...
    MILLIONS of Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic but there is financial support available. Workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own can get unemployment benefits for up to 26 weeks or more depending on the state you worked in. 1Millions of Americans have lost jobs due to business shutdowns during...
    Tuesday is the final day for the Republican-led Kentucky General Assembly to approve bills and retain a chance to override any vetoes before the session ends. As such, it was a busy day in both chambers. Among the bills now heading to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk includes one that keeps unemployment insurance premiums at 2020 levels for the...
    US experts bash EU decision to pause AstraZeneca vaccine; Texas, OPEN 100%, has nations 3rd-worst vaccination rate: Live COVID-19 updates Its a great vaccine: Donald Trump recommends supporters get COVID-19 vaccine as polls show hesitancy The American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden last Thursday is already in effect. Stimulus checks made their way to some qualified Americans'...
    New York : None of the stimulus checks issued have been taxed, but in the past the additional unemployment benefit programs introduced by the pandemic were. The federal government has provided weekly payments of up to $ 600 to Americans who lost their jobs, but the money they received it did count as income that had to pay taxes....
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Office of the State Auditor says it found a significant backlog of unprocessed, un-adjudicated unemployment insurance claims “which may represent overpayments due to errors and/or fraud.” The office says it expressed a rare no opinion, also known as a disclaimer of opinion, on the state’s funds for unemployment insurance and “business-type activities.” (credit: CBS) “When the State...
    A wildfire in New Jersey has damaged dozens of homes Trying to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Facebook is launching a vaccine finder tool President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill Thursday. This kicks off action from the government agencies responsible for handling the different provisions such as the third stimulus check, the Child Tax Credit...
    New York : To file the claim you will need the addresses and dates of your last job. Photo: HERIKA MARTINEZ / . With the new American Rescue Plan, if you lose your job or have not been able to get it back, you can receive $ 300 a week in unemployment benefits that will...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The number of unemployment insurance claims grew last week by more than 1,000, according to the latest numbers from Maryland’s Department of Labor. The state reports 13,582 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending on March 6. 2021. That’s up from the previous week when 12,124 claims were filed. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers....
    New stimulus bill, Garlands confirmation, Chauvins trial: 5 things to know Wednesday 10 things in tech you need to know today As you are probably well aware, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, aims to help individuals and families throughout the country as well as state and local governments. It's chock full of...
    New York : The proposal seeks to prevent families from being hit with a surprise tax bill. Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / . / . The Senate approved a version of the coronavirus stimulus package on Saturday that is slightly different than the one approved by the House of Representatives. Senate Democrats Agreed to Lower Additional...
    Steven Heap/EyeEm/Getty Images The latest version of the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package could save millions of people who lost work due to the pandemic from a surprise tax bill. On Saturday, the Senate passed a version of the Covid bill that included a provision to waive taxes on the first $10,200 in unemployment insurance benefits for those who...
    The House is now expected to take a final vote on Wednesday morning to clear the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.Lawmakers had initially been expected to vote on Tuesday to send the legislation to President BidenJoe BidenCNN: Bidens' dogs removed from the White House Federal judge rules 'QAnon shaman' too dangerous to be released from jail Pelosi says Capitol riot...
    Getty Images The latest updates to the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package could save millions of people from a surprise tax bill. The Senate on Saturday passed a version of the Covid relief package that is slightly different than the one passed by the House. Senate Democrats agreed to lower additional unemployment aid to $300 per week from $400...