Hey guys.. So it's about 12:00 at night im writing a paper in my TX. Gov. class and im reading about misc. business stuff in my book. I found the most amazing thing I believe. My book says that in texas workmans compensation is optional. It's only mandatory for state contracts. My books specifically says this on workers' compensation, "Texas is unique among the states in allowing emploers to choose weather to provide workers' compensation, although public employers and employers who accept a public construction contract must provide workers' comp. Employers who are not participants in the program must notify both the Texas workers' compensation commision and all employees." Well, Im about one chapter away from the end of my text book so I guess inless something changes within the next chapter about a new law or something it sounds to me like I dont have to pay workers' comp. Anyone have any input on this? Thanks guys.