Is it legal to collect unemployment from two states when you are employed?
I have a coworker that is working 30+ hours a week, which in our industry is considered full time. She talks all the time about collecting unemployment from two states because she isn't making 40 hours a week. She is always giving her shifts away saying "the less I work here the more unemployment I get". Here is my frustration, my taxes are paying into something that seems to me she is taking advantage of. What do you think? I was going to call a tip hotline because I don't agree with what is going on. Thank you, frustrated co-worker that pays to support scammers
Well, first of all most likely don't pay unemployment taxes unless you live in one of three states and even then I'd think you would be hardly justified to hold this up as a valid argument .. employers fund unemployment .. of course the more they have to pay .. in UI taxes indirectly affects how much they decide to pay employees.
It's wrong because it is dishonest.
The "bad apples" are not something I address much .. because they don't really need any help .. they've been figuring out how to scam the system all on their own for quite some time .. but I'll bet they never tell anyone when they get caught .. and they do get caught.
I know the bad apples are out there .. and I know the stupid ones have asked me questions,but every question has validity even for an honest person ... although my answers to those I know are just trying to figure out how to cheat the system have a different tone.
Personally, I think anyone trying to beat the UI system ought be trembling with fear, because the fraud detection units are on "high alert" status and some states even have the authority to impose prison sentences for it.
I think every state has a phone number or a "report fraud" button on their website. If it annoys you to hear this stuff .. report them .. or you might first mention to them what the "penalties for unemployment fraud"
could potentially be.
I also have a problem with people who want to know things like "how can I get someone fired" "how can I get fired and collect unemployment" "how can I get my boss fired".
I delete a lot of questions that are contrary to the purpose I intended for this site.