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more than a quarter of employers suspected of fraud in the first checks

In an interview with hooly-news.com magazine published Monday, June 29, the Minister of Labor, Muriel Pénicaud, said that the first 3,000 checks on partial unemployment claims had resulted in “850 suspected fraud” and four procedures for “scam”. “Since May 22, 12,000 (controls, editor’s note) are in progress, including 400 triggered following reports from union organizations or employees. We are also carrying out random controls. To date, 3,000 files are closed”, she said.

Out of these 3,000 files, “1,600 are completely correct”, “around 600 have led to adjustments in favor or against the company” and “we have identified around 850 suspected fraud cases which led to further investigations “, detailed the minister. “We have even initiated four criminal procedures for fraud,” she added, citing, “in Hauts-de-France, a business owner who created five companies for 67 employees, but none of them is declared or paid social security contributions “. “The objective is to carry out 50,000 checks by the end of the summer,” said the minister.

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Upon confinement and to compensate for the resulting cessation of activity, the government widened the possibility of resorting to partial unemployment in France. According to an estimate by the Ministry of Labor, 7.2 million French people were on partial unemployment one or more days a week in March, 8.7 million in April and 7.8 million in May.

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In mid-May, he announced a strengthening of controls, carried out by agents of the Direccte (regional directorates for enterprises, competition, consumption, labor and employment), which received the reinforcement of 300 agents on this theme, “supported by labor inspectors”. In the event of fraud,

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