Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Texas?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Texas laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
Identity Theft and Protection Act Any person (including businesses or other entities) who owns or licenses computerized data that contain sensitive personal information
State continuation coverage law All employers
Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (TCHRA) Employers with 15 or more employees
Texas Payday Law Private employers
Texas State Directory of New Hires Act All employers
Texas Theft Liability Act All employers
Texas Unemployment Compensation Act All employers
Texas Workers' Compensation Act All employers, though offering workers' compensation is not a requirement

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.