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Legs & Regs: Texas Court Affirms Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity

February 16 2012

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that the family of a temporary worker who died while on assignment is not entitled to damages from the client, according to the February issue of North American Contingent Workforce Legs & Regs Advisor, which is produced by Staffing Industry Analysts and law firm Littler Mendelson PC.

In the case, the staffing firm’s workers’ compensation insurance paid full benefits for the worker’s death, but the worker’s family then sued Port Elevator for regular negligence, negligence per se and gross negligence. Corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts can read the full report on the here.

Other legal and legislative updates in the advisor include:

  • IRS completes study regarding employers’ use of leased employees
  • Arizona bill introduces voluntary classification settlement program
  • California partners with U.S. Department of Labor to combat misclassification

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