Recent Home Depot Case Hammers Home Rules of Procedure

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Home Depot was recently entangled in a personal injury lawsuit filed against it by an employee who hurt his back loading a lawn mower onto a customer’s trailer. Discovery [pretrial fact finding] ensued, which is where important lessons—for all Texas employers, not just those that opt out of workers’ compensation—were dealt out by the Beaumont Court of Appeals.

Corp Rep Dep? What’s That?

Recall that around 30% of employers doing business in Texas don’t subscribe to workers’ comp. Texas is one of a few states allowing this opt-out. Such employers are called nonsubscribers. As a result, employees

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