Texas:

Texas Unpaid Overtime Claiming Unpaid Overtime Wages in Texas

Hourly Overtime Minimum Wage
$10.88 / hour
Daily Overtime Limit1
N/A
Weekly Overtime Limit2
40 hours / week


Am I eligible to collect unpaid overtime from my employer?

The Texas overtime minimum wage is $10.88 per hour, one and a half times the regular minimum wage of $7.25. If you earn more then the Texas minimum wage rate of $7.25, you are entitled to at least 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for all overtime worked.

If your employer has failed to pay you a proper overtime wage for any amount of qualifying overtime worked, you are eligible to receive back wages and possibly additional damages from your employer.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) explicitly protects Texas workers who file an overtime complaint from being penalized by their employer for filing the complaint with threats, suspension, or firing. The statute of limitations for filing an overtime claim is two years, although this is increased to three years in the case that your employer willfully and knowingly broke the law in failing to compensate you for overtime worked.

How can I collect back wages if my employer owes me overtime?

After checking to ensure that your job is not exempt from overtime under Texas law, the next step to take in filing an unpaid overtime claim is submitting an official complaint including all pertinent information to your local Department of Labor office. If the Texas Department of Labor cannot solve your overtime case, you can file a civil claim with the Texas state court system by levying an unpaid overtime lawsuit against your employer.

Texas Overtime Lawsuits Contacting the Department of Labor in Texas Regarding Unpaid Overtime

If you believe you are owed unpaid overtime, or think your employer is not complying with other labor laws, your first point of contact is your local field office of the Federal Department of Labor. There are seven field offices located in Texas.

Contact the office nearest to you, and they will be able to advise you of your legal rights and your next steps. You may want to have your employer's information and any relevant paystubs available. Remember, it is illegal for your employer to punish you for speaking to the Department of Labor! You can find contact information for the Texas Department of Labor here.


Austin District Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division JJ Pickles Federal Building 300 East 8th Street, Suite 865 Austin, TX 78701

Nicole Sellers, District Director

P: (512) 236-2560

Clear Lake District Office

Camino Center II 17625 El Camino Real Suite 482 Houston, TX 77058

Adrian Samaniego, District Director

P: (281) 488-0690

Corpus Christi Area Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division Wilson Plaza 606 N. Carancahua, Suite 705 Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Vince Leija, Asst. District Director

P: (361) 888-3152

Dallas District Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division The Offices @ Brookhollow 1701 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 270, Box 22 Arlington, TX 76006-7303

Curtis L. Poer, District Director

P: (817) 861-2150

Houston District Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division 8701 S.Gessner Drive, Suite 1164 Houston, TX 77074-2944

Robin Mallet, District Director

P: (713) 339-5500

McAllen District Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division 1101 E Hackberry Ave., Suite 400 McAllen, TX 78501

Nathan Barrow, District Director

P: (956) 682-4631

San Antonio District Office

US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division Northchase 1 Office Building 10127 Morocco, Suite 140 San Antonio, TX 78216

Cynthia Ramos, District Director

P: (210) 308-4515


Texas Min Wage - $7.25 per hour as of 2019


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