DLT settles ACLU lawsuit over benefit discontinuation process

R.I. DEPARTMENT OF Labor and Training Director Matthew Weldon agrees with the conclusion of a University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center report that worker misclassification and wage theft are growing concerns in the state./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has settled a class action lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island over the department’s process of freezing unemployment claims without notice for thousands of unemployed Rhode Islanders amid a rash of fraudulent claims. The lawsuit was originally filed in…

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