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The Wage & Hour program administers laws & regulations. The Payday law helps employees who were not paid correctly by allowing them to file wage claims. The Child Labor law protects children from working at a job where they could be hurt. The Minimum Wage law sets rules for how employees are paid.

Find resources on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), a federal tax credit for employers who hire people who have a hard time finding jobs. It helps individuals get hired, earn money and contribute to society by paying taxes.

Learn about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA helps individuals who want careers to get employment, education, training, and support services to do well in the job market. WIOA also connects employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the worldwide economy.

Find youth programs that help middle and high school students grow their skills, learn about STEM, and explore career fields. Youth programs include Texas Science & Engineering Fair, Governor’s Science & Technology Champions Academy, Governor’s Summer Merit Program, Camp Code, and Youth Robotics.