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Texas Labor Code 207.044 - Discharge for Misconduct

Texas Codes > Labor Code > Title 4 > Subtitle A > Chapter 207 > Subchapter C > 207.044
Current as of: 2011

(a) An individual is disqualified for benefits if the individual was discharged for misconduct connected with the individual's last work.

(b) Disqualification under this section continues until the individual has returned to employment and:

(1) worked for six weeks; or

(2) earned wages equal to six times the individual's benefit amount.

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See also:

Texas Labor Code > Title 4 > Subtitle A - Texas Unemployment Compensation Act

Federal Regulations: Unemployment Insurance

CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 602 - Quality control in the Federal-State unemployment insurance system
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 603 - Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program; confidentiality and disclosure of State UC information
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 604 - Regulations for eligibility for unemployment compensation
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 606 - Tax credits under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act; advances under Title XII of the Social Security Act
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 609 - Unemployment compensation for Federal civilian employees
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 614 - Unemployment compensation for ex-servicemembers
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 615 - Extended benefits in the Federal-State Unemployment Compensation Program
CFR > Title 20 > Chapter V > Part 640 - Standard for benefit payment promptness--unemployment compensation

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Karen Whiteside: ...
Hi
I had to fire an employee for drinking (coming to work with a hangover). He had been warned several times. Plus, he was aware of our Drug and Alcohol Policy and signed the policy. Can he draw unemployment on the company? Remember he was contract labor.
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March 31, 2013
Steven Daily: ...
Karen,
You refer to this person as an "employee" but then say he was "contract labor", which to me suggests he was an independent contractor. Which is it? If he was an employee, it does seem that he engaged in misconduct and cannot draw benefits, but if he was not, then it is moot, because he cannot cite you as his last employer.

Steve Daily
LawServer.com
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April 02, 2013

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