War Room 05.20.2020 Content Update

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War Room 05.20.2020 Content Update

Texas Workforce Commission - Update

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is issuing guidance to unemployment claimants concerning their continued eligibility for unemployment benefits (UI) should they refuse rehire.

Each UI benefits case is currently evaluated on an individual basis. However, because of the COVID-19 emergency, the following are reasons benefits would be granted if the individual refused suitable work.

Reason for refusal:

  1. •At High Risk – People 65 years or older are at a higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19 (Source DSHS website).
  2. •Household member at high risk – People 65 years or older are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (source DSHS website).
  3. •Diagnosed with COVID - the individual has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered.
  4. •Family member with COVID - anybody in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 by a source authorized by the State of Texas and is not recovered and 14 days have not yet passed.
  5. •Quarantined – individual is currently in 14-day quarantine due to close contact exposure to COVID-19.
  6. •Child care – Child’s school or daycare closed and no alternatives are available.

Any other situation will be subject to a case by case review by the Texas Workforce Commission based on individual circumstances.

 

Department of Labor - New poster – URL

 

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/Quick%20Tip%20Poster%20FFCRA.pdf

 

Kelly Goulart  - Regulatory Compliance Manager

Direct = 512-275-2231  Email = kgoulart@ibat.org