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Report Fraud

The Department of Labor works very hard to protect the integrity of our agency and programs. We encourage you to help us by reporting allegations of fraud in any of the following areas. You can remain anonymous.

Misclassification of Workers

Misclassification occurs if an employer treats people as independent contractors when they are employees. Some employers use this tactic to avoid compliance with:

  • Unemployment insurance (UI) contributions
  • Workers' Compensation insurance

Call toll-free (1-866) 435-1499 to report misclassification of workers. The Department of Labor works together with other state agencies and the Attorney General to stop this practice. See Misclassification of Workers for more information.

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Online Form: Report UI Fraud
UI Benefits Fraud

UI benefits fraud is committed by people who:

  • Claim UI benefits that they know they are not entitled to
  • Help others claim benefits they are not entitled to

Call toll-free (1-888) 598-2077 to report UI benefits fraud. See UI Benefits Fraud for more information.

Employer UI Fraud

Employers commit UI fraud when they:

  • Pay "off the books" or "under the table" wages
  • Misclassify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying UI contributions
  • Shift workers between employer payrolls to use a lower UI contribution rate

Call toll-free (1-866) 435-1499 to report employer UI fraud. See Employer UI Fraud for more information.

Misconduct by State Employee or Person Doing Business with NYS

The NYS Office of the Inspector General investigates alleged corruption, fraud, criminal activity, conflicts of interest or abuse by a State employee or a person doing business with the State.

Examples include:

  • The giving or receiving of bribes or unlawful gifts
  • Theft or misuse of State property or funds
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Discrimination

Call toll-free 1-800-DO-RIGHT (1-800-367-4448) to report misconduct. See NYS Office of the Inspector General for more information.

The NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) also provides New Yorkers with a means to report misconduct by State officials and employees, lobbyists and their clients, and others who fall under its jurisdiction. Call toll-free 800-87-ETHICS (800-873-8442). See the JCOPE website for more information.

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