NJ Saved $232M Fighting Unemployment Fraud: Labor Chief

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The commissioner of New Jersey’s labor agency told a Senate committee on Wednesday that his agency’s measures to crack down on unemployment fraud have saved the state $232 million, as state lawmakers consider even stricter measures to eliminate waste from the unemployment benefit system.

Harold J. Wirths, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, spoke before the state Senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee, touting the $232 million the state has saved since launching a groundbreaking system to catch fraudulent unemployment claims in...
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