Fraudulent jobless claims continue to plague restaurants

Nearly a month after Louisiana Lagniappe restaurant owner Kevin Ortego complained to the Louisiana Workforce Commission about dozens of apparently fraudulent claims for unemployment insurance benefits he’s been asked to verify as legitimate, the influx of letters continues.

And this seems to be an issue for many restaurants across the state, as the agency acknowledges It is battling a lot of fraudulent claims.

For the full details, read on for the story from the Wednesday, Nov. 18, edition of Daily Report. To keep up with Baton Rouge business and politics, subscribe to the free Daily Report e-newsletter here.

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