Texas Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Texas are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Texas

Date
Poster/Update
  • 05/2020

    Texas Payment Notice & Unemployment Compensation-Revised with additional information on benefit eligibility, requirements for filing a claim, new contact and website information, and a new revision date.

  • 07/2018

    Bilingual Notification of the Ombudsman Program-Updated to remove notification information as well as to add a new logo and revised contact information.

  • 08/2013

    Bilingual Notification of the Ombudsman Program-Revised website address and added clarification about the assistance the Ombudsman Program provides. Effective 9/1/2013.

  • 02/2013

    Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 10 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas-10 - Now adding Notice #10 of Workers Compensation board required.

  • 02/2013

    Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 7 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas-7 - Now adding Notice #7 of Workers Compensation board required.

  • 08/2012

    Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 7 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas-Minor update to content and new revision date.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2009

    Wyoming Minimum Wage-The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.

  • 11/2009

    Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA-Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.

  • 11/2008

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)-Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.

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Texas Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Ombudsman Program (Office of Injured Employee Counsel Adopted Rule 276.5) You're required by law to post information regarding the Office of Injured Employee Counsel's (OIEC) Ombudsman Program. The Texas Labor Law Posters display this information in an accurate, easy-to-read manner. You must post this information in your personnel office, or if you don't have one, in a conspicuous location in the workplace.
  • Workers Compensation (Texas Labor Code 406.005(c)) You're mandated by the Texas Labor Code to post a notice regarding your Workers' Compensation coverage. The Complete Texas Labor Law Posters display this information so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Unemployment Compensation Act (Texas Labor Code 208.001 (b)) The Complete Texas Labor Law Posters display mandatory information regarding the Unemployment Compensation Act. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Bilingual Discrimination Notice Discrimination on the basis of language is illegal. The Complete Texas Labor Law Posters inform your employees of this law.
  • Texas Payment Notice (The Texas Payday Law, Title 2, Chapter 61) You must inform all employees the day on which they'll be paid, and the frequency of payment. The Texas Labor Law Posters display this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Child Labor Law Minors in the workplace are subject to rules governed by Child Labor Law. You must inform all employees of these rules. The Complete Texas Labor Law Posters display this information clearly.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Texas in 2020:

Texas, as of January 1, 2020, has a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. This rate is in line with the Federal Minimum Wage rate.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Texas

  • Wage & Hour - (800) 832-9243
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (512) 804-4000
  • Unemployment Insurance - (800) 939-6631
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