When a notice from the Texas Workforce Commission(“TWC”) is received, employers need to act quickly. The deadline to respond is short and not responding by the deadline may have the TWC rule in the former employee's favor. When responding remember to:
· Be consistent. If an employer has different statements between the initial response and a follow-up response, the hearing officer may become suspicious and the employer could be put in a difficult position.
· Provide back-up documentation to support the response, whether it is a resignation letter or documentation of performance issues.
Is a terminated employee eligible for unemployment? If the employee was discharged, the most common mistakes employers make that cause difficulty in unemployment claims, according to the TWC include:
Because of the many Unemployment questions, we will be providing more information in our upcoming newsletters.