Nance was featured in an article on Whistleblower Security about common ethical concerns in business.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created several opportunities for individuals to engage in fraud, specifically as it relates to unemployment benefits.
While employers may think they are helping an employee with a financial hardship by paying them in cash for occasional work while the employee is also collecting Unemployment Insurance benefits, the practice is problematic.
- Regardless of the intention, it is still fraud
- The employee is aiding the fraud
- Employees willing to commit this type of fraud likely won’t have issues filing claims against the employer
Read the entire article here to learn more about this issue, and other ethical concerns.
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Nance L. Schick, Esq., is a workplace attorney, ethno-religious mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. Her goal is to keep you out of court and build your conflict resolution skills so everyone has a better work experience. She helps managers and business owners have empowering conversations about emotionally-charged issues such as gender, race, religion, and disability. She is creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution, and an award-winning entrepreneur acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018, 2019 & 2020), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards).