California’s legal catastrophe with the unemployed

Hundreds of thousands of people were wrongfully denied jobless benefits last year

While the U.S. economy continues to struggle and the unemployment rate dips and swells, providing stable benefits for the unemployed is of utmost concern. California has experienced a shocking legal disaster as hundreds of thousands of jobless citizens were denied benefits last year.

The LA Times reports that approximately 163,000 people without work were denied benefits claims, which meant months without unemployment. The appeals made to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board accused the Employment Development Department of wrongfully denying benefits, many of which were overturned by the Board.  

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Juliana Kenny

Juliana Kenny is a contributor to, covering a range of topics including patent litigation, conflict mineral laws, executive compensation, and antitrust regulation. Juliana earned B.A.s...

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