California Lawmakers Advance Bill Aimed At Stopping Unemployment FraudCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday advanced what they called commonsense legislation requiring two state agencies to share information aimed at helping stop billions of dollars in pandemic-related unemployment fraud.
Hopeful Signs As California Adds 141,000 Jobs In FebruaryCalifornia added 141,000 jobs in February as more than a quarter of a million people returned to the workforce, state officials announced Friday, a reflection of loosening virus restrictions on businesses as more people get vaccinated.
Woman, 7 Inmates Suspected In $120K California EDD Fraud RingThe district attorney’s office says a woman was arrested at a Rio Linda home on Tuesday in connection to a suspected EDD fraud ring that also allegedly involves seven inmates.
California EDD Unemployment Website Down Since WeekendCalifornia’s beleaguered Employment Development Department website is experiencing problems as of Monday afternoon, leaving people trying to file unemployment claims scrambling.
California Unemployment Fraud So Widespread That State Issued Payments To Someone Using Sen. Feinstein’s NameUnemployment agencies across the country were bombarded with so many claims during the pandemic that many struggled to distinguish the correct from the criminal.
California's Unemployment Rate Edges Up Amid 52,000 Lost JobsCalifornia’s unemployment rose nearly 1 percent in December as the state shed more than 52,000 jobs led by the pandemic-hobbled restaurant and lodging industries, the state’s beleaguered Employment Development Department reported Friday.
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.
Stimulus Package Update: Plan Should 'Give As Generous Aid To Local Governments As Possible,' Economist SaysThe proposed $908 billion coronavirus relief package is gaining traction in Congress. But will it be enough, and will it come in time?
California Jobless Fraud Likely Tops $2 Billion, Bank Of America SaysBank of America said Monday it is likely California paid at least $2 billion in fraudulent unemployment benefits, offering a glimpse of the potential size of the problem that has plagued states across the country during the pandemic.
Unemployment Claims Made In Scott Peterson And Other California Killers’ Names, Prosecutors SayAn unemployment claim has been filed in the name of convicted killer Scott Peterson - underscoring the fraud running rampant in California’s prisons and jails, prosecutors say.
EDD Fraud Concerns Forces Action In CaliforniaAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid more than $105 billion in benefits since March.