In this Capitol Report:
COVID-19 Unemployment Fraud is on the Rise: Here’s What Colorado Employers Should Know
Joe Barela, Executive Director of CDLE, speaking to the Colorado Chamber Labor & Employment Council via Zoom
State unemployment offices across the country have experienced increased levels of fraud in the age of coronavirus, many of which involve identity theft schemes from scammers overseas.
Officials from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) joined the Colorado Chamber this week for a virtual policy council meeting to discuss what can be done if you suspect that you or your company is a victim of unemployment insurance fraud.
Some indications of potential fraud include:
- Receiving a 1099-G tax form for 2020 even though you did not file for unemployment benefits.
- Receiving a Reliacard Debit Card from the Colorado Department of Labor without filing for unemployment benefits.
- Receiving unemployment benefit paperwork to your mailing address that is not addressed to you.
If you or your company suspects unemployment insurance fraud, you can submit a fraud report with CDLE or review Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.
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Colorado Chamber Featured in “Business in Colorado” Magazine
The Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce recently launched the first edition of Business in Colorado Magazine, which covers important community business and policy issues for employers and local chambers across the state.
The magazine featured an article by the Colorado Chamber’s Lauren Schwartz, where she discusses the work of state and local chambers in fighting bad policies at the capitol on behalf of the business community. Read the article “What Was Really At Stake in 2020,” by clicking here.