Reporting Employer Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud

UI fraud can be committed by individuals claiming UI benefits and by employers failing to pay UI taxes on wages paid to workers. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services appreciates your assistance with preventing claimant and employer UI fraud.

Reporting Claimant Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Employer Fraud

Employers commit UI fraud in several ways. One way that fraud is committed by employers is when an employer pays a worker without any of the required federal/state withholdings. Generally, the payments are made in cash or with a personal check. Another way in which employers commit UI fraud involves the misclassification of workers as Independent Contractors. No withholdings are made, and the worker generally receives an IRS 1099 form each year. In most instances, if a worker is performing services for an employer on a routine basis, the worker is an employee, not an Independent Contractor, and UI taxes must be paid by the employer on the individual’s behalf.

If you are aware of an employer that is paying cash or misclassifying its workers as Independent Contractors, then help stop UI fraud by reporting the activity using the form below.

If you prefer, you may report the fraud by telephone at: 501-682-1058. Your identity will remain confidential.

Information on the employer committting UI fraud:
What is your contact information (optional)?
Do you want ADWS to keep your personal Information confidential?

We will review the necessary files and records based on the information you have provided to determine the most appropriate action. If you provided information about yourself, you will be contacted, only if it is necessary to complete our investigation.


The Information Desk is here to provide help and information to our customers who choose to contact us by telephone, email or fax. Our goal is to ensure that the customer’s issue is resolved to the customer’s satisfaction. To do this, the Information Desk staff will periodically contact customers to ensure their question or issue was handled in a satisfactory manner.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Telephone Number:
1-855-225-4440
501-682-2121

Street Address:
#2 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2981
Little Rock, AR 72203

Email Address:
ADWS.Info@arkansas.gov

Fax Number:
501-682-8845



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