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Lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would add family caregiving to the list of “good cause” reasons for leaving a job.
As millions of Americans wait to learn when they’ll get their third stimulus check, you may already be wondering if a fourth round of aid is in the works. Some members of Congress have called for additional aid for families still weathering the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a year since it knocked the […]
Virus updates: US jobless claims fall to 684,000, fewest since pandemic began; CDC tracking uptick in cases; White House to bolster vaccine effort with $10 billion. Get the latest.
Unemployment fraud in the U.S. has reached dramatic levels during the pandemic — the Labor Department inspector general’s office estimates that more than $63 billion has been paid out improperly through fraud or errors since March 2020.
Experts from NerdWallet, Forbes and the Motley-Fool share some of this week's best money tips, including 50 ideas to help make the most of your stimulus check if you’re not in dire financial straits.
The Senate worked through the night and into midday Saturday to pass Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which will now go back to the House to approve the Senate's tweaks.
The Nebraska Department of Labor said it could take 4-6 weeks to get federal guidance and implement extended unemployment benefits that were approved Sunday.
The State Ombudsman's Office fielded 576 complaints against the Nebraska Department of Labor before Dec. 1, which is roughly 30 times the number it received against the department in previous years.
The Nebraska State Auditor said Wednesday the effort to stabilize the economy by loosening restrictions on who qualified for unemployment benefits led to a lapse in internal controls designed to catch improper payments or fraud.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known convicted murderers like Scott Peterson and Cary Stayner.
Funding should be available in 10 days but will likely cover no more than six weeks of payments.
If FEMA approves the funding request, the state will pay an additional $300 in weekly unemployment benefits for a limited number of weeks covered by the program.
"The Big Ten has chosen to dribble out limited, additional information so it can wrongly claim that it has answered our questions while it continues to hide relevant information," Mike Flood said.
"This is not a benign thing; this is a dangerous thing," the governor says in opposing legalization of medical marijuana.
TRENTON — The number of new unemployment claims fell again last week to 13,822, the lowest in five months, but a similar number claimed extended benefits after failing to return to work or find a new job, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The second surge of confirmed cases appears to be leveling off, while the Senate adjourned without a deal to extend unemployment benefits. Get the latest virus developments.
As unemployment claims slow statewide in New Jersey, the wreckage of business closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic remains increasingly clear in deep South Jersey.
More than 2.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the outbreak. In Washington D.C., the Senate is holding off on debating the next round of aid. Get caught up with the morning's developments here.
As of last week, there were still more than 30,000 claims that had yet to be processed, as the state saw three years' worth of unemployment filings in less than two months.
Some of the millions of American workers laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to face a tough choice — return to work and risk infection, or stay home and risk losing unemployment payments.