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The Labor Law program includes the Texas Payday Law, which allows employees to file wage claims for unpaid wages or compensation, and the Texas Child Labor Law, which ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is detrimental to the child's safety, health, or well-being. The program also includes disseminating information on the Texas Minimum Wage Act.
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The payday, child labor, and minimum wage laws benefit both the employer and employee.
The Texas Payday Law provides a process for receiving, adjudicating and enforcing wage claims. The current provisions of Both employees and employers should be aware of the law so they will know the rights and responsibilities which are conferred on them by the law.
The purpose of the Texas Child Labor Law is to ensure that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is detrimental to the child's safety, health, or well-being. The Commission or its designee may, during working hours, inspect a place of business where there is good reason to believe a child is or has been employed within the last two years and collect information about the employment of children there. Knowingly or intentionally hindering such an investigation is a violation of the law.
The Texas Labor Code and the Texas Administrative Code govern the Labor Law Program under these specific sections:
The administration of these programs is paid for by state funds.
Wage Claim Filing instructions for employees and a handbook and newsletter covering issues and interests of Texas employers.
View federal laws for the U.S. Department of Labor that complement the laws of the State of Texas.
Last Verified: December 08, 2014
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