Texas – Wage and Hour Laws


Texas Wage and Hour Laws



Minimum Wage

Texas’ current minimum wage is $7.25.

For more information on Texas’s minimum wage laws, visit our Texas Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.

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Overtime

Texas does not have laws governing the payment of overtime. Federal overtime laws apply. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.




Meals and Breaks

Texas does not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees, thus the federal rule applies. TX Labor Law FAQs. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than twenty (20) minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually thirty (30) minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.



Vacation Leave

Information about Texas vacation leave laws may now be found on our Texas Leave Laws page.



Sick Leave

Information about Texas sick leave laws may now be found on our Texas Leave Laws page.



Holiday Leave

Information about Texas holiday leave laws may now be found on our Texas Leave Laws page.



Jury Duty Leave

Information about Texas jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Texas Leave Laws page.



Voting Leave

Information about Texas voting leave laws may now be found on our Texas Leave Laws page.



Severance Pay

Texas law does not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. TX Labor Law FAQs. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.