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§ 148.14. Burden of Proof

(a) Burden of Proof on the Division. The division has the burden of proof in a contested case in which the division seeks to impose a sanction or has issued an emergency cease and desist order.

(b) Burden of Proof on Party Seeking Relief. The burden of proof rests with the party seeking relief in hearings conducted pursuant to Labor Code §§ 408.024, 413.031, 413.0312, and 413.055.

(c) Burden of Proof on the Certified Self-Insurer. The burden of proof rests with the certified self-insurer in hearings conducted pursuant to the following sections of the Labor Code:

(1) Section 407.043;

(2) Section 407.046;

(3) Section 407.133; and

(4) Section 407.066. The certified self-insurer has the burden of proof if they request the hearing to challenge the position of the division.

(d) Burden of Proof on the Employer. The burden of proof of showing timely filing or good cause when an allegation of untimely filing has been made rests with the employer in issues under § 120.2 of this title (relating to Employer’s First Report of Injury).

(e) Standard of Proof. The standard of proof in a contested case is preponderance of the evidence.

The provisions of this §148.14 adopted to be effective June 9, 2005, 30 TexReg 3237; amended to be effective July 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 5608.

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§ 148.14. Burden of Proof

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