Stories tagged: "unemployment benefits"

Biden Order Ensures Workers Won’t Have to Risk Their Health During a Pandemic

This could result in new guidance designed to undo the Trump administration’s directive to deny unemployment benefits.

PR High School Students Defraud Unemployment System as Thousands Wait Desperately for Benefits

The scheme perpetrated by a group of students of a private school in San Juan makes many wonder what is wrong with the system.

Florida Quietly Reimposes Food Stamp Work Requirements in the Middle of a Pandemic

The mandate was issued without a previous announcement from the Department of Children and Families or from the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

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A Cosmetologist, a Mother of Three, a Waiter: Here Are the Faces of Puerto Rico’s Unemployed

Laid-off workers share their stories of frustration, hunger, and uncertainty in face of the inefficiency of the island’s Labor Department.

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Violence Breaks Out As Puerto Rico’s Unemployment System Breaks Down

The stabbing of a man and threats to employees have forced the department to change its claim-filing process amid its secretary's resignation.

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The Personal Information Of Some Florida Unemployment Applicants Just Leaked

Applicants are required to provide sensitive information such as their Social Security number, and other pertinent personal information when filing for benefits.

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DeSantis To Jobless: It’s Your Fault

Frustrated Floridians report that the state’s website is routinely down for maintenance and the phone lines have been unavailable.