Today 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.

Click here to read CREW’s FOIA to the DOL’s Employee Benefits Service Division.

Click here to read CREW’s FOIA to the DOL’s FOIA Coordinator.

Click here to read the documents CREW received from the Department of Labor in response to this request.  

Click here to read the documents CREW received from the Employee Benefits Security Administration in response to this request.