Without workers’ compensation, health insurance and unemployment insurance, independent contractors are more vulnerable than workers classified as employees. But in some instances, benefits that have been denied can be recovered.
New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows that long-term jobless people whose unemployment benefits were extended at the start of the recession did not become unwilling to work.
ProPublica reports that after paying out unemployment benefits to a record 20 million people, 25 states ran out of funds and now must borrow, tax and slash to keep the checks in the mail. Find out how your state is doing with this handy tool.