Bill Text: TX HB2810 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of individuals who are unemployed due to certain labor disputes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-13 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . . [HB2810 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2810-Introduced.html
  87R8384 SGM-D
 
  By: Turner of Tarrant H.B. No. 2810
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility for unemployment benefits of
  individuals who are unemployed due to certain labor disputes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.   Section 207.048, Labor Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a), (b), and (f) and adding Subsection (g) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  An individual is disqualified for benefits for a benefit
  period in which the individual's total or partial unemployment is
  caused by[:
               [(1)]  the individual's stoppage of work because of a
  labor dispute at the factory, establishment, or other premises
  where the individual is or was last employed[; or
               [(2)  a labor dispute at another place that:
                     [(A)  is owned or operated by the same employing
  unit that owns or operates the premises where the individual is or
  was last employed; and
                     [(B)  supplies material or services necessary to
  the continued and usual operation of the premises where the
  individual is or was last employed].
         (b)  Disqualification for benefits under this section does
  not apply to an individual who shows to the satisfaction of the
  commission that the individual:
               (1)  is not participating in, financing, or directly
  interested in the labor dispute; [and]
               (2)  does not belong to a grade or class of workers any
  members of which were employed at the premises of the labor dispute
  immediately before the beginning of the labor dispute and any of
  whom are participating in, financing, or directly interested in the
  dispute;
               (3)  has been locked out of the individual's place of
  employment; or
               (4)  has been placed on emergency leave without pay by
  the individual's employer.
         (f)  For the purposes of this section:
               (1)  "Locked out" means the denial of entry by an
  employer to the place of employment of employees of that employer
  who have not:
                     (A)  gone on strike; or
                     (B)  notified the employer of a date on which the
  employees intend to go on strike.
               (2)  "Premises" [, "premises"] includes a vessel.
         (g)  For the purposes of Subsection (b), the payment of
  regular union dues by an individual does not constitute financing a
  labor dispute.
         SECTION 2.   This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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