The State Labor Department has a 24-hour toll-free hotline for those who wish to report employer UI fraud. Examples of employer UI fraud are:
Misclassifying workers and paying workers off the books can have a severe impact on workers and employers in industries where the practice prevails. 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.
For employers, it creates an unfair economic advantage and imposes higher costs on responsible employers. This makes them less competitive and more likely to be under-bid by businesses that intentionally misclassify workers.
For workers, it affects working conditions by encouraging unscrupulous employers to ignore labor protections, such as wage and hour requirements, and safety and health regulations.
SUTA dumping occurs when employers and/or their representatives transfer employees between multiple payrolls strictly to obtain lower UI contribution rates.
We need your help to keep the UI system fair and equitable for everyone. If you are aware of an employer committing fraud, you may report it anonymously by these methods:
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