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Fraudulent Unemployment Compensation Checks

Beware that fraud is rampant. Whether or not your business faced layoffs during this COVID-19 pandemic, inform all of your employees to be vigilant.

Scammers are sending unemployment compensation (“UC”) checks to individuals, even when those individuals did not apply for benefits. When the employee deposits the check, the scammers obtain the individual’s banking information.  Of course, the check is worthless, and that leads the bank to charge its return check fee.

ATTENTION Employers:  If you discover that one or more of your employees received UC checks even though they never applied, follow the Department of Labor’s guidance provided here.

As employees return to work, your business may be confronted with many issues, such as remaining compliant with state and federal law, establishing policies and procedures, addressing concerns about safety.  Stock and Leader is here to help you through these difficult and uncertain times. If you have any questions, please contact our Employment team:

Walter Tilley, Esq.

Steven Hovis, Esq.

Sarah L. Doyle, Esq.

Michael W. King, Esq.

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