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Labor Laws

  • Various laws require employers to display several posters in the workplace. These posters are free.

  • Find information about unemployment claim management, preventing and managing layoffs, employment law, labor market information and more.

  • A brief description of many of DOL's principal statutes most commonly applicable to businesses, job seekers, workers, retirees, contractors and grantees.

  • Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

  • Texas Payday Law covers all Texas business entities, regardless of size, except public employers.

  • The Wage and Hour Division is committed to providing employers with the tools they need to operate in compliance with the variety of labor laws enforced by the Division.

Employment Eligibility Verification

Employers must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. They must verify employment eligibility of all applicants actually hired. The identity of the applicant and the applicant's authorization to work must be established. Once documents are verified, a Form I-9 must be filled out. It is preferable that copies of the verifying documents be made.

I-9 Central

New Hire Reporting

Federal and state law require employers to report new hires and rehires within 20 calendar days from the date in which the employee starts earning wages. Information received from employers is entered into a statewide registry and then transmitted to the National Directory of New Hires.