Texas is an employer-friendly state. For example, the state antidiscrimination law mirrors federal law. However, some state laws do benefit employees. Take, for example, the parking lot storage law that requires an employer to allow an employee to have a gun in a personal, locked vehicle so long as certain requirements are met.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Texas.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections under Austin's ban the box ordinance, effective April 4, 2016.
Updated to reflect Austin's ban the box ordinance and its conditional employment offer requirements, effective April 4, 2016.
Updated to reflect Austin's new ban the box criminal history law affecting most private employers, effective April 4, 2016.
Austin will become the first Texas city to restrict the use of criminal history information by private employers in the hiring process. The ordinance will prohibit both criminal history inquiries and criminal background checks until after a covered employer makes a conditional job offer.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Texas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to payment of wages.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Texas employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.