Texas Ombudsman Notice Poster Required
The Ombudsman Notice is a labor law posters poster by the Texas Workforce Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Texas, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster, in English, serves as a notice providing information to employees in regards to Texas Ombudsman resources for disputes with employer insurance.
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28 TAC §276.5. Employer Notification of Ombudsman Program to Employees (Effective 9/1/13) (a) All employers participating in the workers' compensation system shall post notice of the Office of Injured Employee Couns el's (OIEC) Ombudsman Program. This notice shall be posted in the personnel office, if the employer has a personnel office, and in the workplace where each employee is likely to see the notice on a regular basis. (b) This notice of the Ombudsman Program shall be publicly posted in English, Spanish, and any other language that is common to the employer's employees. (c) This notice sh all be the text provided by OIEC without any additional words or changes and may be obtained by: (1) Downloading the form on OIEC's website at: www.oiec.texas.gov; or (2) Requesting the notice by calling OIEC's toll -free telephone number at: 1 -866- EZE-OIEC (1 -866- 393-6432). N OTICE T O E MPLOYEES C ONCERNING A SSISTANCE A VAILABLE IN T HE W ORKERS ’ C OMPENSATION S YSTEM F ROM T HE O FFICE O F INJURED E MPLOYEE C OUNSEL Have you been injured on the job? A s an injured employee in Texas, you have the right to free assistance from the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC). OIEC is the state agency that assists unrepresented injured employees with their claim in the workers’ compensation system. You can contact OIEC by calling its toll-free telephone number: 1- 866-EZE- OIEC (1 -866 -393- 6432). More information about OIEC and its Ombudsman Program is available at the agency’s website ( www.oiec.texas.gov). O MBUDSMAN P ROGRAM W HAT IS AN OMBUDSMAN ? An Ombudsman is an employee of OIEC who can assist you if you have a dispute with your employer’s insurance carrier. An Ombudsman’s assistance is free of charge. Each Ombudsman has a workers’ compensation adjuster's license and has completed a comprehen sive training program designed specifically to assist you with your dispute. An Ombudsman can help you identify and develop the disputed issues in your case and attempt to resolve them. If the issues c annot be resolved, the Ombudsman can help you reque st a dispute resolution proceeding at the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. Once a proceeding is scheduled an Ombudsman can: • Help you prepare for the proceeding (Benefit Review Conference and/or Contested Case Hearing); • Attend the proceeding with you and communicate on your behalf; and • Assist you with an appeal or a response to an insurance carrier ’s appeal , if necessary .
Other Texas Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional thirteen optional and mandatory Texas labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.oiec.texas.gov/documents/employernotice0913.pdf , updated August 2019
- Texas Labor Law Posters at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/bemp/employment-law.html
- Texas Workforce Commission
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