Workforce Services

Reporting Employer UI Fraud

Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud

UI fraud can be committed by individuals claiming UI benefits and by employers failing to pay UI taxes on wages paid to workers. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services appreciates your assistance with preventing claimant and employer UI fraud.

Reporting Claimant Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Employer Fraud

Employers commit UI fraud in several ways. One way that fraud is committed by employers is when an employer pays a worker without any of the required federal/state withholdings. Generally, the payments are made in cash or with a personal check. Another way in which employers commit UI fraud involves the misclassification of workers as Independent Contractors. No withholdings are made, and the worker generally receives an IRS 1099 form each year. In most instances, if a worker is performing services for an employer on a routine basis, the worker is an employee, not an Independent Contractor, and UI taxes must be paid by the employer on the individual’s behalf.

If you are aware of an employer that is paying cash or misclassifying its workers as Independent Contractors, then help stop UI fraud by reporting the activity using the form below.

If you prefer, you may report the fraud by telephone at: 501-682-1058. Your identity will remain confidential.

Employer UI Fraud

Information on the employer committing UI fraud:
Address
What is your contact information (optional)?)
Your Address
Do you want ADWS to keep your personal information confidential?

We will review the necessary files and records based on the information you have provided to determine the most appropriate action. If you provided information about yourself, you will be contacted, only if it is necessary to complete our investigation.

Contact Information

Division of Workforce Services
Phone
501-682-2121
Street
2 Capitol Mall Little Rock, AR 72201
Mailing
P.O. Box 2981 Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone
501-682-1970
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone
501-296-1600
Toll-Free
1-800-330-0632
Fax
501-296-1141
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone
501-682-5463
Toll-Free
1-800-960-9270
Fax
501-682-0366
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
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