Monday, December 12, 2011

Florida law results in more denials of unemployment benefits - latimes.com

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.

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