Employee Communications: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Shafeeqa W. Giarratani and Kimberly King, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Texas has a strong presumption of employment at will. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- Texas law requires employers to post notices regarding designated paydays, workers' compensation, ombudsman programs and hazardous materials. See Communications in Postings Required by Texas Law.
- Texas allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- Texas restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. See Restricting Employee Communications; Use of Mobile Devices.
- Texas prohibits retaliation because an employee refuses to reveal how he or she voted. See Communications With Employees Regarding Elections.
- Texas employers can provide employment references. However, an employer can be held liable for providing a reference with knowledge the information is false or with reckless disregard for its truth or falsity. See Employee References.
- Texas law prohibits blacklisting. See Blacklisting.
- Localities including Dallas and Grand Prairie have laws pertaining to employee communications. See Local Requirements.