CDLE to Hold Public Hearing on Unemployment Fraud Prevention Regulations

Last week, MSEC reported that the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) planned to reduce unemployment insurance fraud by auditing more claimants and issuing warnings to those who fail to comply with their work-search obligations. To that end, the CDLE will hold a public hearing on November 14 at 10:00 a.m. “to afford all interested parties an opportunity to be heard” prior to the adoption of new regulations.

 
The new regulations will eliminate confusion by adding clear definitions of what constitutes a work search. They will also better explain a claimant’s recordkeeping requirements and provide for issuing formal warnings to claimants who fail to satisfy their work-search obligations.
 
“This is a step in the right direction,” says MSEC attorney Curtis Graves. “The CDLE seems serious about addressing some of the excesses of the past few years.”
 
The hearing will be held at 633 17th Street in Denver, on the 12th floor in Meeting Room 12A.