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Temporary employees can’t be excluded from Texas WC policy: Court

 Wednesday, February 1, 2012

 Business Insurance

A temporary employee who died on the job can’t be excluded from an employer’s workers compensation policy, the Texas Supreme Court said in a ruling that reversed a $2.7 million liability judgment for the worker’s family. In a unanimous decision Friday, the state’s high court said companies that provide workers comp coverage generally cannot “split (their) workforce” by excluding different classes of workers from their policies.
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