Facts About The Unemployment Insurance System
The New York Times published an article about TALX on April 4, 2010. Many of the points within the article were inaccurate. As a result, readers may have drawn conclusions that are not fact-based. TALX stands by our outstanding employees and expertise as well as the important role that we play in the unemployment insurance industry.
The unemployment insurance system is run and administered by states though it is funded by employers. This system, by law, provides unemployment benefits in certain circumstances for the under-employed and unemployed workers. This includes lack of work issues.
When a former employee believes he/she is eligible to collect unemployment insurance, that individual goes to the state to file a claim. The state then processes that claim and then sends it to the former employer to see if the reasons for separation supplied by the individual and the employer are in agreement. There is agreement with the majority of claims and benefits are subsequently granted by the state. However, in some cases, there is disagreement. When that occurs, the states may collect more detailed information from the employer and the individual to make a determination on his or her eligibility.
TALX is fully committed to aiding the communications process between states and the employers we serve in order to help ensure individuals get the unemployment benefits they deserve. TALX handles millions of claims accurately and efficiently every year, which benefits consumers, employers and states. Our State Agency Response Team leads the industry in providing service to each state.
Our process helps protect the individuals for whom the unemployment insurance system is designed to assist. Despite what The New York Times article reported, TALX participates in the process but does not make judgments regarding benefits.
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