Combatting Rising Unemployment Fraud in the New Work Environment
With over 36 million Americans filing for unemployment compensation in just the first months of the pandemic, and the federal COVID relief acts topping up state unemployment benefits, the door has been thrown wide open for fraud. The extent some former employees are going to is shocking!
Unemployment comp fraud hits your bottom line in employee shortages, higher wages and increased unemployment costs. However, there are steps you can take to spot and stop the fraud.
Join our 60-minute program with industry expert Dr. James Castagnera for best practices you can implement now to minimize your organization’s risk.
- How to identify signs of potential fraud on your UI accounts to stay ahead of the problem
- Ways to identify and thwart the most common fraudulent schemes
- Strategies to protect current and former employees’ personally identifiable information (PII) data
- What sorts of schemes are afoot now to foster unemployment comp fraud
The State of Unemployment Compensation Fraud & Prevention Today
- Unemployment comp benefits under the American Rescue Plan Act
- What federal and states governments are doing to detect, prevent and prosecute fraud
- The most common unemployment compensation scams out there now
- How cyber-security can be compromised by unemployment comp scammers
Steps Employers Can Take to Spot & Prevent Fraud
- Keys to detecting fraudulent first-time claims
- Actions to take when unemployment comp fraud is attempted
- What to look for in carry-over claims from recalled workers
- Detecting fictitious business scams that can hurt your bottom line
- Why and how to challenge questionable claims in the UC system
- Advising active and furloughed employees on benefits they are - and are not - eligible for
About the Speaker
Dr. Jim Castagnera holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (American Studies) from Case Western Reserve University. He worked 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr and 23 years as associate provost & legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University, where in 2018 he received the university’s highest annual award for distinguished service. He also did stints as a full-time law professor at UT-Austin and Widener University Law School.
Having retired from Rider in 2019, he is engaged in a portfolio of activities: Member and Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles; Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cyber security & privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia; Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel; and Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University.
In this information packed event you will learn how to spot potential incidents of unemployment compensation fraud, steps to stop it, and practices to prevent future occurrences.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Learn more at hrci.org