If I’m currently receiving temporary income benefits via worker’s comp and my wife has been offered a job in a different state so we are moving, do I legally have to return to my previous employer or is it mutual discretion?

Asked on September 6, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Legally, you are permitted to change jobs while receiving worker's compensation and you will not have to return any benefits. So you do have the right to move. However, there are some paperwork or notification requirements to comply with. You are advised to consult with a worker's compensation attorney and let him or her guide you and help with some of the paperwork, etc. If you cannot afford to do this or choose not to, then call the labor department and find out what you need to do.


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