SPECIAL REPORT --- THE COVID LAB: State Secrets ExposedThis special report is the culmination of a 14-month investigation that prompted state and federal investigations, new legislation and shined a spotlight on public health dangers that it appears regulators tried to hide.
EDD Suspends 'High Risk' Accounts To Weed Out FraudIn a tweet this weekend, the Employment Development Department announced it was suspending an unspecified number of accounts in an effort to weed out fraud.
CBS13 Investigates EDD Backlog - Getting Answers From ID.meThe number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite the Employment Development Department's new identity verification tool which was supposed to get rid of the backlog.
CBS13 Investigates: EDD Inmate Fraud 'Just The Tip of the Iceberg'The billion-dollar EDD fraud linked to California inmates is likely just the tip of the iceberg. This is just the latest in a long line of EDD failures -- several of them first exposed by CBS13.
Coronavirus Unemployment: What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By EDD FraudFrom stealing your identity to using your address, thousands are getting caught up in Employment Development Department fraud even if they never filed for unemployment.
Coronavirus Unemployment Fraud: EDD Data Reveals 30,000 Addresses With 10+ Unemployment ClaimsFollowing widespread reports of fraudulent unemployment claims showing up in people's mailboxes, CBS13 has obtained Employment Development Department data that, for the first time, reveals just how widespread the EDD unemployment fraud may be.
Governor Signs EDD Privacy Law After 5-Year CBS13 InvestigationGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Friday that will finally force the Employment Development Department (EDD) to stop putting people at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers (SSN).
Holding EDD Accountable for Identity Theft: Lawmakers Pass New Law Citing 5-Year CBS13 InvestigationCiting our reporting, lawmakers passed a bill that will force the Employment Development Department to stop putting people at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers, a practice that is already against the law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Is The EDD Putting People At Risk Of Identity Theft?Following reports of wide-spread mail fraud, there are new concerns that the Employment Development Department is putting millions at risk of identity theft by mailing full social security numbers (SSN) on unemployment documents, in violation of state law.
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.
CBS13 Investigates: Why Most California Parents Can't Use Paid Family Leave For School ClosuresThe federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was supposed to provide Paid Family Leave to parents when schools or childcare centers closed due coronavirus. However, research shows most working Californians don't qualify for the federal benefits.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Where’s My $400 Federal Unemployment Extension?Now that the $600 federal unemployment extension has come to an end, many are wondering when they’ll get the $400 extension ordered by the president.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Did EDD Make Misleading Payment Claims To Lawmakers?CBS13 has now confirmed that there are many more Californians who are still waiting for payments as the EDD counted people "who received at least one payment" as "paid."
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Grilled Over Failures In Legislative HearingThe Employment Development Department was in the hot seat Thursday as lawmaker’s grilled agency leaders about their unemployment failures amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Are Politicians 'Playing Politics' To Keep State Auditor Out Of The EDD?As millions wait months for missing unemployment checks from the Employment Development Department, some Sacramento politicians are being accused of “playing politics” to keep the Independent State Auditor out of the EDD.