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Texas state overtime laws state that all non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage for all hours that exceed a 40-hour work week. This means that, since Texas minimum wage is currently $7.25, workers in Texas must be paid at least $10.88 for every hour of overtime they work. The national overtime lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have seen countless unscrupulous employers take advantage of a general lack of knowledge regarding Texas overtime laws to illegally deny their employees the overtime pay to which they are entitled. It is our hope that this page about Texas state overtime laws will arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure your rights as a worker I Texas are protected.

Texas State Overtime Exemptions

The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) is the body of laws administrated by the federal Department of Labor to help make sure American employees are treated and paid fairly. Texas state overtime laws are very similar to these federal standards in that the following types of employees are not guaranteed overtime pay:

  • Administrative
  • Executive
  • Professional

Texas state overtime laws also dictate that these additional types of employees may not be automatically entitled to overtime pay:

  • Outside sales reps who set their own hours
  • Employees who work and live at the same address
  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Some workers in the transportation industry
  • Independent contractors

Texas Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you live in Texas and suspect that the right to overtime pay afforded to you by Texas overtime laws has been violated, an experienced employment lawyer can help you pursue compensation. Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for overtime lawsuits, so employees can recover back pay for overtime wages due to them in the two years prior to the date on which they file their overtime lawsuit claim. To learn whether you may be entitled to back pay and additional compensation in a Texas overtime lawsuit, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule your case consultation with an employment lawyer.

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