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Workplace Security: Texas

Workplace Security requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman


  • Texas has adopted the Uniform Trade Secret Act. See Trade Secrets.
  • Texas has comprehensive regulations in place for protecting sensitive personal information. See Texas Data Breach Notification Law.
  • Texas is a Shall Issue state, meaning that officials must issue a handgun license to applicants meeting the state's qualifications. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.
  • An employer may prohibit licensed handguns on its premises, but may not prohibit licensed handguns in privately owned, locked vehicles parked in its lots. See Guns and Weapons in the Workplace.