I received a claim for someone who is still working. Is this unemployment fraud?

Employees whose hours have been reduced can potentially qualify for partial unemployment benefits if their reduction in hours meets the state requirements. This is not fraud. But what about those employees who are still working all available hours? It is possible that these individuals did not file for benefits and could potentially be a victim of UI fraud.  If you receive a claim for someone who has had no recent change in their employment or hours, it may be best to reach out to that person or their supervisor to see if they initiated an unemployment claim. If they did not, it should be reported to Thomas & Company and the state as a potential fraud claim.

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