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Hired in TX and live in FL, injured on job, which state law prevails??

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  • Hired in TX and live in FL, injured on job, which state law prevails??

    I was hired 8 years ago in Dallas, Tx but live in Florida. My job requires travel so I am considered a telecommuter or "remote" employee. I was injured while at a customer site in yet another state. Which state law would prevail in a workers' compensation case under these circumstances?

    I greatly appreciate any input! I am in a situation that requires legal advice yet the lawyer(s) I have contacted in FL aren't sure whether or not jurisdiction lies here.


  • #2
    Got my answer from FL WC Employee Assistance Office

    Thanks anyway...for anyone who was interested...apparently Florida law prevails in my situation.


    • #3
      In almost all situations, the state law of the state in which the employee lives and works prevails.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


      • #4
        Thank you for the response. I live in Florida & work

        all over the country. My job requires 100% travel. That's why I specified that I was actually "hired" in Texas. I am a telecommuter. I'm getting some valuable information from the source I referenced in my previous post. Thanks for taking the time to read my inquiry!


        • #5

          I will be very happy to assist you please contact me via private e-mail at [email protected] or you can call me at 217/390-4299 Linda ie LMay


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