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Texas Workforce Commission v. Wichita County, Texas, 02-15-00215-CV (December 8, 2016)

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Texas Appellate Court Finds Employee on FMLA Leave Is Not Entitled to Unemployment Benefits

Ogletree Deakins • December 19, 2016
In a case of first impression, Texas’s Second Court of Appeals recently examined the issue of whether an employee who is taking leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may obtain unemployment benefits under the Texas Labor Code. In a win for Texas employers, the court determined that such a person may not simultaneously enjoy the benefits of both statutes. Texas Workforce Commission v. Wichita County, Texas, 02-15-00215-CV (December 8, 2016).