February 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas Department of Labor

Dept. of Labor investigation finds children working in slaughterhouses, including Kansas

  CBS News reports that a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found school-age children were hired to work on overnight…

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Kelly administration ignores law prohibiting collections from unemployment fraud victims

Efforts by the Kansas Departments of Labor, Revenue, and Administration to either tax or claw back unemployment benefits received by…

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Unemployment fraud victims in Kansas taxed on money they didn’t get

Imagine being the victim of unemployment fraud and having the state tax department charge you income tax on money the…

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Months after initial report, straight answers missing on cybersecurity at KDOL

The formal release earlier this month of a supplemental report to a forensic cybersecurity audit of the Kansas unemployment system,…

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Confidential reports detail rampant incompetence, identity theft at KDOL

In 2019, Kansas ranked 39th in the nation in identity theft on a per-capita basis.  But Kansas shot up to…

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Incompetence, not computers, seems to be majority of unemployment woes

The current snarl that is the Kansas Unemployment system — and the massive levels of fraud inflicted upon the state…

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Kelly admin adds to strife for unemployed fraud victims

Many unemployed Kansans have had to wait months for unemployment benefit checks due to what media would call bureaucratic incompetency…

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Accidental ‘hack’ exposes major security flaw in unemployment system

A glaring security flaw in the Kansas Unemployment System was discovered by an average user who was able to accidentally…

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KDOL spins unemployment rate, ignores people leaving workforce

The Kansas Department of Labor put its own spin on bad economic news earlier this week. Kansas’s unemployment rate dipped…

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Kansas is being bombarded with unemployment fraud

Dave Trabert, the CEO of Kansas Policy Institute, was surprised to learn that he was a victim of unemployment fraud. …

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June jobs report: not good for Kansas, ignored by media

A bad June jobs report would be front-page news if Kansas had a Republican governor, but mainstream media apparently has…

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COVID-19: massive unemployment, except in government

Last week a record 55,428 people filed for unemployment in Kansas, and nationally the number stands at 7.14 million due…

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Kansas Marks Record Employment Numbers

More people are employed in Kansas now than ever before, the Kansas Department of Labor announced today. In November, 1,435,216…

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Kansas Labor Report a ‘Mixed Bag’

The Kansas unemployment rate ticked up in August, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. The state’s unemployment rate in…

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Kansas Adds Jobs; Unemployment Drops

Unemployment edged even lower and Kansas added thousands of jobs in February, the Kansas Department of Labor reported today. Kansas added…

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Kansas Unemployment Lowest in 15 Years

Kansans are seeing gains in economic prosperity, according to Michael Austin, a tax economist for the state of Kansas. Austin…

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