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§ 406.163. Liability Of Labor Agent; Joint And Several Liability

(a) A labor agent who furnishes a migrant or seasonal worker is liable under this subtitle as if the labor agent were the employer of the worker, without regard to the right of control or other factors used to determine an employer-employee relationship.

(b) If the labor agent does not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage, the person with whom the labor agent contracts for the services of the migrant or seasonal worker is jointly and severally liable with the labor agent in an action to recover damages for personal injuries or death suffered by the migrant or seasonal worker as provided by this subtitle, and, for that purpose, the migrant or seasonal worker is considered the employee of the person with whom the labor agent contracts and that person may obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for that worker as provided by this subtitle. If a migrant or seasonal worker is covered by workers’ compensation insurance coverage, the person with whom the labor agent contracts is not liable in a separate action for injury or death except to the extent provided by this subtitle.

(c) A labor agent shall notify each person with whom the agent contracts of whether the agent has workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If the agent does have workers’ compensation insurance coverage, the agent shall present evidence of the coverage to each person with whom the agent contracts.

Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

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§ 406.163. Liability Of Labor Agent; Joint And Several Liability

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