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Wages and hours — Texas

The subject of wages and hours in Texas is governed mostly by federal laws. Some applicable Texas laws are also discussed in this chapter. The initial question to be addressed is whether the employer organization is covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If it is, then the sections in this chapter that refer to the FLSA will apply.

Federal mandates concerning wages and hours

The FLSA is federal legislation that was enacted in 1938 and has been amended several times. It prescribes minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping standards.


Enterprise coverage

A business that is a covered enterprise is subject to the FLSA with respect to all of its employees. To qualify as a covered enterprise, a business must have both:

  1. two or more employees who are engaged in commerce, are engaged in the production of goods for commerce or are handling, selling or otherwise working on goods or materials that already have been moved in or produced for commerce
  1. an annual...

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