Employer's Notices

Employer's notice

Ombudsman Program notice: All employers participating in the Texas workers’ compensation system must post a notice of OIEC’s Ombudsman Program. 

First responder liaison notice: An employer that employs first responders or that supervises volunteer first responders must post a first responder notice.

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All employers participating in the workers' compensation system shall post notice of OIEC's Ombudsman Program. 28 TAC §276.5 (c)

The Ombudsman Program 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,
  • publicly posted in English, Spanish, and any other language that is common to the employer's employees,
  • printed with a title in at least 15 point bold type and text in at least 14 point normal type.
The text of the notice shall be as follows without any additional words or changes:

Ombudsman Program Notice - English

Ombudsman Program Notice - Spanish

 

An employer that employs first responders or that supervises volunteer first responders shall post the first responders notice. 28 TAC §276.5 (d).

It is to inform employees who are first responders or volunteers who are first responders about the OIEC first responder liaison. "First responder" has the meaning assigned by Texas Labor Code §504.055.

The first responder liaison notice shall be:

  • posted in the personnel office and in the workplace where employees or volunteers are likely to read the notice on a regular basis,
  • printed with a title in at least 15 point bold type and text in at least 14 point normal type,
  • be in English and Spanish or in English and any other language common to the employer's affected employee population.
The text of the notice shall be as follows without any additional words or changes:

First responder liaison notice - English

First responder liaison notice - Spanish

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