Texas unemployment compensation law, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The law is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (www.twc.state.tx.us). In effect, some Texas employers can actually be liable for unemployment payments even though their former employee quit.
Employers who don’t believe a former employee is eligible for unemployment compensation must fill out the form that they receive when the former employee files a claim. Do so within 14 days or you will lose any right to contest the claim.
Once you file the form, the matter will then be set for a hearing, usually by phone. You should be prepared to prove that you fired the former employee for a solid reason—for cause—such as stealing, cheating, harassment or discrimination against another employee, or ignoring safety cautions.
The general rule is that former empl...(register to read more)