Texas Employment Law Update

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Texas Court Holds Employees on FMLA Leave Not Qualified to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Posted in Case Summaries, Unemployment
In a Texas case of first impression, Fort Worth Court of Appeals held that an employee on FMLA leave of absence is not entitled to receipt of state unemployment benefits reversing the Texas Workforce Commission’s administrative decision.  In Texas Workforce Commission v. Wichita County, Texas, a county employee applied for state unemployment benefits when she started FMLA… Continue Reading

El Paso Court Holds Employee Abandoned Job –Did Not Quit for Good Cause

Posted in Case Summaries, Unemployment
Last week, the El Paso Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of an employer on an unemployment benefit eligibility issue where the employee, abandoned his job.  The employee was a Nationwide Financed Agent from January 2003 until November 2005.  A Financed Agent is an employee-agent of Nationwide who starts an insurance agency and operates it to the… Continue Reading

Lower Your Texas Unemployment Taxes

Posted in Human Resources, Unemployment
In this post I want to outline a series of steps an employer can implement that may decrease its unemployment tax rate and taxes.  The state unemployment tax rate is the only tax rate that an employer can effectively control.  Because the tax rate is calculated over a three year rolling average, it may take a year or two to start… Continue Reading