Information for COVID-19 Employers, Jobseekers and Child Care
Having trouble filing an unemployment claim online? Our Unemployment Benefit System online portal is available 24 hours a day but is experiencing a high volume of visitors. We are seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.

Office of the Commissioner Representing Labor


The labor commissioner's office represents the interests of workers with respect to TWC services.

Workers may contact the labor commissioner's office for information about TWC services and for referral to agencies or entities that might assist with workplace concerns.

Here is a link with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions received by this office.

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Payday Law, Child Labor & Texas Minimum Wage Law

An employee who thinks he or she has not been paid all wages earned may file a complaint with TWC’s Labor Law Section. The Labor Law Section can answer questions about the laws governing wage payments to employees, restricted work rules for children and information on the Texas Minimum Wage Act; call 800-832-9243.

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