Employers in Texas will be required to post a new workers’ compensation notice January 1, 2013 whether they are covered by insurance or not.

The new notices replace the word “illness” with “occupational disease”.

Other changes for covered employers:

  • The Division of Workers Compensation will process any requests for dispute resolution of a claim.
  • The Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) also provides free assistance and will explain injured employees’ rights and responsibilities under the state Workers’ Compensation Act.

Other changes for non-covered employers:

  • Injured employees should contact their employer about the availability of other benefits for work-related injury or occupational disease.

We will publish an updated Texas labor law poster reflecting these new notices later this year.

For more information about the Texas labor law poster or to learn more about our OneSystem 1-Year Compliance Plan with automatic updates, go to the Poster Compliance Center Texas labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.