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Leahy Bill in U.S. Senate Could Kill Key Provision in Texas Nonsubscriber ERISA Plans

A bill [S. 2506] introduced on February 4, 2016, by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), would, if passed into law, appear to invalidate a core provision found in most Texas workers’ compensation “employee benefit plans.” The Leahy bill, known as “Restoring … Continue reading

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Oklahoma High Court Rejects Initial Challenge to Opt Out Law

Yesterday (December 16), the Supreme Court of Oklahoma rejected an initial constitutional challenge to the controversial overhaul of the state’s workers’ compensation system via Senate Bill 1062, which allows, among other things, employers to opt out of the state’s newly … Continue reading

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Texas: No Arbitration Where Employer Could Not Show Employee Had Notice of Arbitration Agreement

Notice of the Texas non-subscribing employer’s occupational injury benefit plan was insufficient by itself to show that an employee had notice of an arbitration agreement referred to therein since the arbitration agreement was a separate document, not signed by the … Continue reading

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