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DOL Sends Congress Draft Legislation to Fight Unemployment Fraud

The Department of Labor (DOL) sent Congress draft legislation Monday designed to reduce overpayments to recipients of unemployment insurance and "fight employer fraud," it said.

On the employer compliance side, the act appears to focus on reducing the number of people classified as independent contractors rather than as employees. Employers do not pay unemployment compensation taxes for independent contractors, who are not eligible to collect unemployment if they lose their sources of income. The DOL has previously announced its intention to crack down on "misclassification" of independent contractors.

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