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Labor Department dodges IG plea to tighten jobless rules

June 9, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia isn’t expected to ask Congress to revisit the law that expanded jobless benefits to the self-employed to require proof of earnings when he testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, according to a department memorandum. Officials indicated in the same memo that the department sees the issue as one for Congress, and that…