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Friday, August 12, 2005

New Appellate Right for Texas Payday Claims - Coming 9/1/05

If you have handled a Texas Payday Act claim, you know that one frustration has been that your only appeal from the initial hearing examiner's determination was to state court, unlike an unemployment claim which permits an appeal t0 the three member Texas Workforce Commission. That discrepancy was changed by the last legislature when it passed S.B. 1408. Effective for payday act claims filed after September 1, 2005, there is now a right of appeal to the Texas Workforce Commission. Given the size of claims that are potentially filed under the Payday Act, such as commissions, this is a good step.

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