What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Texas Minimum Wage Laws

Texas adheres to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, as the state does not set a higher minimum wage. Employers in Texas must comply with this federal standard to ensure they meet the legal requirements for minimum wages.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Texas does not have state-specific requirements for meal or rest breaks. This means the provision of breaks is generally at the discretion of the employer, although many choose to provide them to maintain a productive work environment.

2 Years

Filing Claims

In Texas, as there is no specific state statute, the federal statute of limitations of two years applies to claims for unpaid overtime wages, extended to three years for willful violations. Employees are encouraged to file within this timeframe to recover any unpaid overtime.


Texas Overtime Pay Laws

Texas follows federal overtime provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requiring that employers pay overtime at one and a half times the employee’s regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Compliance with these regulations is mandatory for all employers operating within the state.

Computer Professionals

Protections for workers

Texas uniquely exempts certain computer professionals from overtime pay if they are paid at least $27.63 per hour and meet specific job description criteria. This exemption reflects the state’s significant tech industry presence and aims to provide flexibility in employment terms.