Employment Fraud Law and Legal Definition

Employment fraud is an attempt to defraud people who are seeking or performing employment by giving them a false hope of better employment with higher wages, which they are often desperately in need. Employment fraud involves activities such as fraudulent representation of income to a borrower who claims self-employment in a non-existent company or who claims a higher position such as that of a manager in a real company. It also includes promises such as easy hire, easy work, high wages for unskilled labor, flexible hours, and a small number of hours paired with a lot of free time. It is also called as occupational fraud.