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Concerns Arise over Texas Workers’ Comp. State System After Walmart Drops Out

With Walmart, one of Texas’ largest private employers, dropping out of the state’s workers’ compensation system in March, Texas’ unique approach to workers’ comp. is receiving renewed attention from both critics and supporters, according to stories in The New York Times and the Texas Tribune.

According to the Texas Tribune story,Texas is the only state in the country that allows employers of any size to decline to carry state-regulated workers’ comp. coverage, allowing businesses to develop their own injury-benefit programs.

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