Florida law results in more denials of unemployment benefits - latimes.com
The denials in those three months will save the state $10.85 million, the agency said.
Florida's tougher unemployment law requires those claiming benefits to report online each week five jobs they've applied for or to meet with a state jobs counselor. The law also aims to keep workers with job performance issues from claiming benefits.
Claims and job-search information must be submitted online; there's no telephone option.
"They discourage you from collecting," said Dominick DeLuccia, a West Palm Beach resident who recently lost his job as a driver and says he doesn't have the computer skills to file online. "It's very frustrating," he said.