Compensation Period [Labor Law] Law and Legal Definition

Compensation period is a labor law term that denotes the time fixed by the unemployment or worker’s compensation laws during which an unemployed or injured worker is entitled to receive compensation.

The following is an example of a case law defining the term in the context of worker's compensation laws:

The term "compensation period" means the maximum time prescribed by law for which the Board, according to the nature of the injury described in the claim brought before it, has jurisdiction to award the payment of compensation. [Espinoza v. Miller's Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 443 S.W.2d 891 (Tex. App. 1969)].