Suspicious Surge In California Unemployment Claims Raises ConcernsCalifornia is reporting a surge in coronavirus unemployment claims last week for independent contractors, gig workers and the self-employed, and the tens of thousands of claims are raising renewed concerns about widespread fraud.
Business Owners Disrupt Sacramento County Meeting Discussing Fines For Businesses That Violate COVID-19 RestrictionsBusiness owners broke into the Sacramento County supervisor's office to protest a meeting about proposed fines on businesses that don't comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
California Restaurants Closed By COVID Want Refunds On Liquor Licenses, Health PermitsCalifornia's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders.
Fraud Arrests Made Over California’s Unemployment BenefitsInvestigators unraveling an identity fraud scheme targeting California’s unemployment system have arrested 44 people in Beverly Hills this month alone, officials said Thursday.
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.
California Unemployment Agency Not Answering 60% Of CallsCalifornia's unemployment agency is not answering 60% of the calls it receives for help as the overwhelmed department struggles to work through a backlog of more than 1 million pending claims five months into the pandemic.
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."
California Lawmakers Slam Employment Agency For Slow PayoutsCalifornia lawmakers accused the leader of the state's unemployment department of failing the public in a tense hearing Thursday that featured stories of people waiting weeks or months to receive their benefits after losing their jobs because of the pandemic.
Pandemic Pay It Forward: Sacramento State Student Using Unemployment Stimulus Money To Help OthersA Sacramento State student isn't just reading or hearing about people in need, she's doing something about it.
Jobless Claims Rise As Cutoff Of Extra $600 Benefit NearsThe nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery.
Coronavirus Unemployment: EDD Date Errors Keeping Self-Employed Filers From Their Back-PayAs businesses begin to reopen, many people are still waiting for the unemployment payments they are owed from the months they have been out of work.
As Businesses Reopen, Can Employees Legally Refuse To Come Back To Work?Some business owners are now back in action but are worried about employees returning.
Why Stimulus Checks Won't Be Taxed, But Unemployment Benefits Will BeBillions of federal coronavirus relief dollars are flowing directly into Americans' pockets, but will they have to send some of that money back to Uncle Sam come tax time?
U.S. Jobless Rate Spikes To 14.7%, Highest Since Great DepressionThe U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record.
Sac City Unified Authorizes 11 Teacher Layoffs As Coronavirus Brings Budget ConcernsThe Sacramento City Unified School District in a 6-1 vote on Thursday night approved the layoffs of 11 teachers as the district attempts to address a $27 million budget deficit that already persisted before the coronavirus pandemic.