May 16, 2013
Firm owes more than $117,000 to Massachusetts UI fund

Convergence Marketing, Inc., a Maryland-based company that does business in Massachusetts, has agreed to pay the commonwealth more than $117,500 for failing to pay their full unemployment contributions from January 2009 through December 2012, Attorney General (AG) Martha Coakley recently announced.

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The settlement is the result of an investigation by the AG’s office after the case was investigated and referred by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s Department of Unemployment Assistance (EOLWD\DUA). The case is part of a collaborative effort to target employers that fail to pay their quarterly unemployment contributions, Coakley said.

“Qualifying employers are required to pay contributions to the unemployment compensation fund to ensure that benefits are available for eligible workers,” AG Coakley said. “Through enforcement, we aim to level the playing field for those businesses that already follow the law and to ensure future compliance.”

“The requirement to contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is a part of the compact Massachusetts employers make with the Commonwealth and their workers,” said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne Goldstein. “Working with Attorney General Coakley, we aim to make sure that the small number of employers who decide to break that compact are held accountable.”

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