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LABOR LEGISLATION, WORKERS COMPENSATION & UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Workers' Compensation Insurance (2013):

Manufacturing Lost Cost Advisory Rate * 
 1.98
Rate - clerical code 8810 
0.11
Maximum weekly benefit 
 $818
SOURCE: State of Texas; Wadley-Donovan Growth Tech
* Average of Loss Cost advisory rates for the following Texas
   classification codes:
      3179 (Electrical Apparatus), 3066 (Metal Stamped Goods),
      3114 (Screw Machine Mfg.), 4459 (Plastics Mfg: Fabricated),
      4484 (Plastics Mfg: Molded Products, NOC)

 


State Unemployment Insurance (2013):
Unemployment insurance rate (avg. existing employers)
0.0171
Unemployment insurance rate (for new employers)
2.70%
Unemployment insurance taxable base
$9,000
Unemployment insurance maximum weekly benefit amount
$454
SOURCE: State of Texas; Wadley-Donovan Growth Tech  
NOTE: Employers newly liable for state unemployment tax who do not acquire compensation experience from a previously liable employer begin with a predetermined tax rate set by the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) assigns an average tax rate for each industry. Texas law sets an employer's tax rate at their NAICS industry average or 2.7%, whichever is higher.


State Labor Legislation:
Employment-at-Will Legislation in effect?
Yes
 Right-to-Work law in effect?
Yes
 SOURCE: State of Texas; Wadley-Donovan Growth Tech


Union Elections:
Year
# of Elections
Union
Wins
 Union
Losses
# Certifications/
# Decertifications
 2012
 No Union Elections Held
     
 2011  No Union Elections Held      
 2010  No Union Elections Held      
 2009  No Union Elections Held
     
 2008  No Union Elections Held
     
 2007  No Union Elections Held
     
 2006  No Union Elections Held
     
SOURCE: National Labor Relations Board, LRI; Wadley-Donovan Growth Tech