TX Gov. Signed Senate Bill 1567

Houston, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - On May 4, 2009, the Senate adopted Amendment #1 and passed Senate Bill 1567, as amended. The TX Governor signed the bill Friday.

Amendment #1 rewrites this bill. Under this amendment, any employee who retains the right to reconsideration of an award of permanent partial disability benefits for a workers' compensation injury that occurs on or after July 1, 2009, and whose pre-injury employer is sold or acquired after such award is made, will be authorized to seek reconsideration from the successor employer if either the employee's employment with the successor employer is involuntarily terminated through no fault of the employee or the employee's rate of pay is reduced to a level below the rate of pay that the employee had at the time of the injury.

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