Blog Entries - 2021

Matrix caps 20th year with acquisition of Ohio competitor- Cincinnati Business Courier

March 25, 2021

A Cincinnati company – and a perennial Courier “Fast 55” honoree – is celebrating a marquee anniversary with the recent acquisition of a Columbus-area competitor. The Matrix Cos., a West End-based risk

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Extra $300 unemployment benefits may not arrive until April or later, says Labor Department

March 22, 2021

Extra unemployment benefits offered by the American Rescue Plan may not arrive until mid-April or later, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday. Click Here To

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How to fix Ohio's unemployment compensation woes: ID checks? Million-dollar fraud contracts

March 11, 2021

Curious about what Ohio is doing to address the $330 Million paid out in fraudulent unemployment claims?  Ohio is investing 12.7 Million in improving processes and security with key partnerships along with

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Ohio paid $330M in fraudulent unemployment claims in December

February 26, 2021

During the month of December, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) identified 56,000 fraudulent overpayments in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program - equating to a total of $330

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Viewpoint: Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Are on the Rise

February 22, 2021

Government agencies are grappling with the theft of millions of taxpayer dollars through unique fraud schemes directed at state unemployment programs. Employers often are the first to discover these schemes when they

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Ohio Court: Injured Workers Cannot Reject Valid Light-Duty Offers Made in Good Faith

February 15, 2021

In the state of Ohio, a light-duty job offer is a strategic way to either bring an injured worker back to the workforce bar temporary total compensation, should be the injured worker reject a valid offer. Either way, it

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