Unemployment recipients can no longer claim COVID-19 risks to refuse workEllysa Harris July 2, 2021 0 COMMENTS
Unemployment benefit recipients can no longer claim the COVID-19 pandemic as reason for refusal of employment.
State and federal laws require recipients to actively seek employment. Refusing a suitable offer can result in loss of benefits starting the week of June 26, according to a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission.
About one year ago, TWC issued guidance stating that high risk for COVID-19 was a suitable reason to decline a job offer. Due to the decline of cases in Texas, the widespread availability of vaccinations and the greater availability of services, the guidance is outdated, according to the news release.