The Mutual Benefits Of Nonsubscription In Texas

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT) -- As the burden of ever-increasing regulatory and administrative costs hinders job growth and company viability, recent news stories have sharply criticized Texas employers that elect not to carry workers’ compensation insurance.

The law permitting employers to opt out of the workers’ compensation system — or to “nonsubscribe,” as the term is generally known — has been unfairly mischaracterized as a cost-cutting measure which leaves injured employees with substandard benefits, if any.

To the contrary, when utilized in the right way and under the right circumstances, this...
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