Texas-Specific Posting Requirements
Workplace compliance posters required to be displayed can vary from one employer to another. All Texas employers must display posters containing information on the Workers’ Compensation Program, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers subject to the Texas Payday Law must display a poster containing employee information on it. Employers liable under the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act must display a poster that includes information about both unemployment compensation and the Texas Payday Law. Also, every employer with 15 or more employees, and smaller employers with federal grants and contracts, must post the notice entitled “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law,” which contains information about the Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act laws.
Texas Payday Law (English/ Spanish): This Law covers all Texas business entities – large or small. With the exception of public employers such as the federal government, the state or a political subdivision of the state. All persons who perform a service for compensation are considered employees, except for close relatives and independent contractors. Both employees and employers should be aware of the law so they will know their rights and responsibilities.
Minimum Wage: The minimum wage in Texas remains at the federal level of $7.25 an hour. In addition, the state has established the Texas Minimum Wage Act. This act provides guidelines related to the minimum wage for employees who are non-exempt. This act prohibits employers from paying any wage that falls below federal levels for minimum wage. Workers in Texas also have the right to engage in bargaining for higher wages. Tipped employees may be paid less than minimum wage, so long as the tips are sufficient to bring their hourly equivalent up to at least $7.25 per hour. Texas law sets the minimum tipped wage at $2.13 per hour.
Workers Compensation: All employers are required to inform their employees whether or not they carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The Texas Department of Insurance provides Workers’ Compensation Employer Forms and Notices.
Earned Income tax: Texas employers must notify their employees of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) no later than March 1st of each year. The Internal Revenue Service provides EITC materials including posters.
Unemployment Compensation: Businesses whose employees are entitled to file for state unemployment benefits and are also covered by the Texas Payday Law should request the poster that combines both laws: Texas Unemployment Compensation Act and Texas Payday Law.
Public Employers and Workforce Office Solutions: Employers in the public service industry or workforce office solutions industry may be required to display the following posters:
- Worker Right-to-Know Notice
- Required Job Service Complaint System Notice