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Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)

Analysis: What Does The CARES Act Cover?

Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Many people have questions about how the new law impacts their families and businesses.

What You Need To Know About the CARES Act: Emergency Loan Guide

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward

Economic Impact Payments - For Taxpayers

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which the president signed on March 27, provides direct economic impact payments to Americans for financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic. Payments are available to adult residents who are not dependent on another taxpayer and have a work-eligible Social Security Number.


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Department of Labor: Know Your Rights

Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of the nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor, family and medical leave, migrant and seasonal worker protections, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary guest worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government-funded service and construction contracts. 

Resources from Texas Workforce Commission


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Texas Workforce Commission – Covid-19 Resources for Employers

  • U.S. Department of Labor Fraud Alert
  • Overview
  • Sign Up for Updates
  • Lunchtime Live
  • Employer Work Refusal Documentation
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Tax Department
  • Reimbursing Employer
  • Responding to Chargebacks Through TWC’s Employer Benefits Services Portal
  • Appeals Notice
  • Precautions for Employers
  • Mass Claims and Shared Work Programs
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Reopening Texas
  • Webinars

Texas Workforce Commission – Mass Claims for Unemployment Benefits

  • Overview
  • Employer Advantages of a Mass Claim
  • Preparing for a Layoff
  • How to Submit a Mass Claim Request
  • Eligibility & Payment
  • After a Layoff
  • Services
  • Contact Information
  • Forms

Texas Workforce Commission – Preventing and Managing Layoffs

Texas Shared Work Program 

  • Overview
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Information
  • Details for a Shared Work Plan
  • Eligibility Requirements for a Shared Work Plan
  • Application Process
  • Employer Reporting Requirements
  • Employee Eligibility
  • Employee Unemployment Benefit Payments
  • Services
  • Contact Information