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CREW: Department of Labor (DOL): Regarding Talx Corporation and Unemployment Claims

On April 12, 2010, CREW sent two related FOIA requests to the Department of Labor seeking records referring or relating to Talx Corporation, a St. Louis-based company that helps employers process and fight unemployment claims. A recent New York Times article describes Talx as undermining the crucial safety net that unemployment benefits represent for the millions of unemployed workers because of the aggressive and questionable tactics it uses on behalf of employers to fight unemployment benefit claims. Talx reportedly handles more than 30 percent of the nation’s requests for unemployment benefits. CREW seeks to learn the extent to which the Labor Department is aware of Talx’s actions and has taken any action in response.