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Glitch caused 39,000 D.C. workers to miss weekly unemployment benefit

Glitch caused 39,000 D.C. workers to miss weekly unemployment benefit

ADAbout 39,000 unemployed D.C. workers did not receive their benefits last week because of a , officials said Monday. The city’s Department of Employment Services had confirmed the delay on Friday but did not say the number of people affected.D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said at a news conference that she and other city officials “terribly regret” what happened, but added that the city has no plans to cover overdraft fees and other expenses that unemployed workers may incur.The issue was caused by a vendor that is handling system updates required to extend several of the city’s...

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Airbnb to cancel all D.C. reservations during inauguration week as security in the city is tightened

Airbnb to cancel all D.C. reservations during inauguration week as security in the city is tightened

ADAirbnb said it will cancel and block all reservations in the Washington metro area in coming days as efforts to secure the capital were ratcheted higher ahead of right-wing protests this weekend and the presidential swearing-in on Jan. 20.The mass cancellation came as the region’s leaders announced that a number of Metro stations would be closed for a week to discourage visitors from going into downtown D.C. Airbnb also discovered and banned accounts for numerous individuals involved in hate groups and last week’s Capitol siege, the platform said in its .D.C. officials announced that the...

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D.C. sues Instacart, alleging ‘deceptive’ service fees and unpaid sales taxes

D.C. sues Instacart, alleging ‘deceptive’ service fees and unpaid sales taxes

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) has filed a lawsuit against the grocery delivery service Instacart, ­alleging it has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in D.C. sales tax and deceived local consumers into believing extra service fees were actually tips for workers.Instacart, which operates nationwide and relies on gig economy workers, has operated in the D.C. area since at least 2014 and has seen a during the pandemic. Racine’s office claims that from September 2016 through April 2018, the company charged consumers in the District a default “service fee” set at 10...

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