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Showing posts from March, 2021

Unemployment Fraud for the Texas Workforce Commission

Unemployment fraud is becoming a larger issue for Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Even though most clients’ unemployment claims should now be filed through Integrity, we would recommend that you also monitor your company’s unemployment account. If you have not signed up for the UBS account (electronic access to your unemployment account), you should still receive notifications via mail. However, those who have signed up for electronic transmission of these documents should be regularly checking to ensure that you are not receiving fraudulent notices as well. If you have any fraudulent cases filed on your company’s unemployment account, please feel free to forward them to the Integrity HR Department to respond. You can email .  Please be assured that we are diligently watching our account and disputing any fraudulent cases that we find. When we have a fraudulent claim, we will notify the employee impacted as well as the HR contact.  If you have any questions,

Women in the Workplace

SHRM Releases Research on  Women in the Workplace  In light of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, SHRM collected data on women's experiences in the workplace, including the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on female caregivers. The survey found that nearly 1/3 of female employed Americans personally know a woman who has voluntarily left the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic due to caregiving responsibilities, and 44 percent of employed Americans agree that being successful in the workplace is more challenging for women with caregiving responsibilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SHRM is working to create workplaces where employees and employers can thrive together. Learn more about SHRM’s advocacy efforts to build equitable and inclusive workplaces.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on Thursday afternoon. This $1.9 trillion stimulus package contains extensions to unemployment, direct stimulus payments, provisions for small businesses, state and local aid, as well as funding for K-12 schools. Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Last year, the CARES Act introduced an Employee Retention Credit, a refundable credit against employment taxes paid by employers experiencing full or partial government-mandated shutdowns or a significant reduction in revenue. It was expanded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act and scheduled to expire at the end of the second quarter of 2021. ARPA has extended this credit through the end of 2021. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) The last day to apply for PPP funding is March 31, 2021.  The PPP is expanded to additional nonprofit organizations and creates a category of "additional covered nonprofit entity." While there a