California’s unemployment insurance program, which provides jobless workers with up to $10,000 per month in subsidies if they can prove they are actively looking for a job, is expected to go into effect on Thursday.
Employers in the state are allowed to ask employees for their Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, drivers license numbers and other personal information to help determine if they qualify.
Employer applicants can get an unemployment insurance quote if they provide all of the information requested in advance, according to a news release from the California Department of Finance.
“We know that a lot of people don’t provide the right information to get the best rate, but we want to make sure that people understand that if they’re applying for unemployment insurance they’re providing the information that they’re supposed to provide,” said Chris Jardine, the director of public policy at the state’s progressive insurance program.
“We’re going to make it so that people know that we’re not going to ask them for their driver’s license number and their Social