Unemployment Insurance Fraud
It is a Crime to Commit Unemployment Insurance Fraud!
Section 76-8-1301 of the Utah State Law states that a claimant or employer who makes a false statement or representation knowing it to be false or fails to disclose a material fact is guilty of Unemployment Insurance Fraud. Individuals who commit Fraud are subject to fines, penalties, and/or criminal prosecution. Those individuals are also subject to benefit disqualification, overpayment recovery, and monetary penalties under Section 35A-4-405.
- Failure to accurately report hours and earnings
- Failure to be able and available for work
- Failure to actively seek work
- Identity Theft
- Mis-classification of workers
- Incorrectly reporting wages
- Providing false information to prevent an otherwise eligible claimant from obtaining benefits
- Failure to pay Unemployment Insurance taxes, report necessary information, or prohibit inspection from the Department