Benefit Claim Penalty: A fine when an employer's improper report is used to determine benefits for a former employee
Warrants: A permanent record filed with your county clerk that indicates you have outstanding obligations. It allows levy and sale of your assets by the sheriff or other authorized individuals. Warrants impair your credit rating.
Levy and Sale: The seizure of items you own (assets) to satisfy your debt. Your assets include bank accounts, cash registers, accounts receivable, amounts owed you, property buildings and automobiles.
Interest: Authorized on your UI debts at the rate of 12% per year.
Collection Fees: Charges up to 22% of your outstanding debt (This is a collection fee to cover the costs of processing, handling and collecting delinquent debts.)
Authority Not to Renew: State, local and federal agencies may block renewal of licenses and permits if a person or business has a debt
Returned Check Charge: A fine if your check bounces
Tax Offset: Referral to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for seizure of any tax refunds or other payments due you
If you have UI debt, contact us immediately. If you work with us to pay your debt, you can avoid these actions. You can reach the Labor Department about any outstanding debts in several ways.
NYS Department of Labor
State Office Bldg Campus
Albany, NY 12240-0350