82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2579, Chapter 534 Page: 1 of 3
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H.B. No. 2579
1 AN ACT
2 relating to relief for certain employers from penalties and
3 sanctions under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 213, Labor Code, is
6 amended by adding Section 213.011 to read as follows:
7 Sec. 213.011. EFFECT OF PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT DETERMINATION.
8 (a) Subject to Subsection (c), it is reasonable for an employer to
9 rely on a court ruling or commission determination that, for the
10 purposes of this subtitle, service performed by an individual,
11 including service in interstate commerce, is not employment under
12 this subtitle if:
13 (1) the ruling is:
14 (A) a judicial decision or precedent, including a
15 published opinion, from a court in this state; or
16 (B) a commission decision involving the employer
17 as a party or a subject; and
18 (2) the ruling or determination has not been reversed
19 or otherwise invalidated.
20 (b) The commission shall relieve an employer that
21 reasonably relies on a ruling or determination described by
22 Subsection (a) from penalties, interest, or sanctions under this
23 chapter or Chapter 214 that result from a subsequent ruling or .
24 determination that the service in question is employment. An
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 2579, Chapter 534, legislative document, June 17, 2011; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311314/m1/1/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.