Texas Labor Code - LAB § 408.105. Salary Continuation in Lieu of Temporary Income Benefits

(a) In lieu of payment of temporary income benefits under this subchapter, an employer may continue to pay the salary of an employee who sustains a compensable injury under a contractual obligation between the employer and employee, such as a collective bargaining agreement, written agreement, or policy.

(b) Salary continuation may include wage supplementation if:

(1) employer reimbursement is not sought from the carrier as provided by Section 408.127 ;  and

(2) the supplementation does not affect the employee's eligibility for any future income benefits.

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