Texas employers are required to post the following notices.
Texas Workers’ Compensation Rule 110.101(e)(1) requires employers who are covered by workers’ compensation through a commercial insurance company to advise their employees that they are covered by workers’ compensation insurance coverage and that they can obtain additional information about their workers’ compensation rights from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), Division of Workers’ Compensation by calling its toll free number.
As required by the TDI, notices in English, Spanish and any other language common to the employer’s employees must be posted and:
This notice requirement does not apply to employers that are political subdivisions with coverage under Chapter 504 of the Texas Labor Code (all Fund members). A new employee who previously worked for a private employer may ask about this.
You can explain that §504.018(b) of the Texas Labor code requires that all public employees are covered by workers’ compensation. It states, in part, that “Employees of a political subdivision are conclusively considered to have accepted the compensation provisions instead of common-law or statutory liability or cause of action, if any, for injuries received in the course of employment or death resulting from injuries received in the course of employment.”
Since employees of a political subdivision are not eligible to “opt out” of the Act, the notice is not required.