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The Wage and Hour program includes the Texas Payday law, Child Labor law, and the Minimum Wage law. The Payday law allows employees to file wage claims for unpaid wages or compensation if they were not paid correctly. The Texas Child Labor Law ensures that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that could harm the child's safety, health, or well-being. The Minimum Wage law requires TWC to provide information on the Texas Minimum Wage Act.

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The Texas Payday Law and the Texas Payday Rules outline the process for filing wage claims, how decisions are made, how the appeal process works, and how to enforce the wage claim decision. Both employees and employers should know about the law so they will know their rights and responsibilities under the law.

The Texas Child Labor Law and the Texas Child Labor Rules are meant to ensure a child is not employed in a job that could be harmful to the child's safety, health, or well-being. Employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standard Act (FSLA) must follow the minimum standards for child labor in the federal law, even if the state law is less restrictive. TWC may inspect a place of business when there is good reason to believe a child is or has been employed within the last two years and collect information about the employment of children. Knowingly or intentionally obstructing an investigation is a violation of the law.

The Texas Minimum Wage Act establishes a state minimum wage and sets requirements for certain employees. 

The administration of these programs is paid for by state funds.