The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development asserts that unemployment fraud is a serious offense and contends that they will pursue any fraudulent cases. Per the CARES Act, any individual who commits unemployment fraud will be ineligible for any additional benefit payments, will have to re-pay any benefits paid, and will be subject to criminal prosecution. The state notes that individuals may be committing fraud if they refuse a work offer because unemployment pays more than their weekly wages, ask to be laid off, or ask to reduce their hours so they can collect benefits. The state requests that employers report these actions to them immediately. Employers may send the following information to the state by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (907) 375-9520. A state representative will contact the employer for additional information as needed.
- Business name,
- Contact information
- Individual’s first and last name
- Last four of the individual’s social security number (if available)
- A brief description of the activity
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://www.thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.