unemployment insurance

nterior of an empty courtroom with gavel and sounding block on the desk.

Des Moines’ chief pothole-fixer fired, accused of falsifying records

BY: - April 16, 2020

The plethora of potholes that Des Moines drivers had to dodge last year were partly due to a city employee who falsely claimed the holes had been properly patched, state records show. In 2019, the City of Des Moines fielded 16,000 pothole complaints from citizens, which was roughly 10,000 more than usual. The city’s public works […]

State may start charging employers’ unemployment accounts for COVID claims

BY: - April 9, 2020

As unemployment claims skyrocket due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa employers may have to start sharing the cost, state officials said Thursday. So far, employers’ accounts are not being charged for COVID-19-related unemployment claims. That will change based on the balance in the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund, Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development director, said. […]