30 Jul Texas Employers will be protected from chargebacks if workers are separated from their job due to COVID-19
Texas Employers will be protected from unemployment chargebacks if workers are separated from their job due to COVID-19. Please provide this required information to your workers at the time of any separation:
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who are unemployed and who meet the requirements of state UI eligibility laws. You may file a claim in the first week that employment stops, or work hours are reduced.
You will need to provide the Texas Workforce Commission with the following information:
- Your full legal name
- Your Social Security Number
- Your authorization to work (if you are not a US citizen or resident)
To file a UI claim online, visit: https://www.twc.texas.gov.
To file a UI claim by phone, call: 1-800-939-6631 from 8am-6pm Central time M- F.
Texas Labor Code Section 208.001(b) requires employers to post notices that provide general information about filing a claim for unemployment benefits. TWC has updated the Unemployment and Payday Worker Poster. Consistent with the direction above, you may consider giving your workers a copy of the Unemployment and Payday Worker Poster located at https://www.twc.texas.gov/businesses/posters-workplace
Information provided by the Texas Workforce Commission June 10, 2020.
This information is provided with the understanding that Payroll Partners is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional.