Frequently Asked Questions
Hiring an ex-offender within a year of their release from prison qualifies the employer for the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
Within 28 days of the ex-offender’s start date, complete IRS Form 8850 and ETA Form 9061 or 9062. Contact your local Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) for submission of forms.
We serve the entire state of Texas.
No. Hiring someone with a criminal history cannot be the sole reason to bring a cause of action against an employer. Read more in Chapter 142 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
Yes. Ex-offenders are eligible for a fidelity bond usually in the amount of up to $5000, free of charge, for six months. Employers can request bonding through your local TWC.
At the end of the six months, employers may purchase a transfer bond for an additional six months at the insurance company’s discretion. Eventually, the employee may become permanently bondable.
Yes. When a TDCJ staff member contacts you, inform them of any restrictions your business has on who they can hire.