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Paying Employees in Texas

  • Texas 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25/hour

    Texas Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay (non-exempt employees) for hours worked over 40 in a workweek

    Texas Paystub Requirements:

    At the end of each pay period, an employer shall give each employee a written earnings statement covering the pay period.

    An earnings statement must be signed by the employer or the employer’s agent and must show:

    • the name of the employee;
    • the rate of pay;
    • the total amount of pay earned by the employee during the pay period;
    • any deduction made from the employee’s pay and the purpose of the deduction;
    • the amount of pay after all deductions are made;  and
    • the total number of:
      • hours worked by the employee if the employee’s pay is computed by the hour;  or
      • units produced by the employee during the pay period if the employee’s pay is computed on a piece rate.

    An earnings statement may be in any form determined by the employer.  The information required by Subsection (b) may be stated on a check voucher or bank draft given to an employee for the employee’s wages.

    How often do you have to pay employees in Texas?

    • Non-exempt employees must be paid at least twice per month

    When is an employee’s final check due?

    • Voluntary resignation – next regular payday
    • Involuntary termination – within six calendar days

    Texas Withholding Tax 

    • N/A – no state income tax

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    Texas Unemployment Tax

    Texas Unemployment Tax Registration

    Texas Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 2.7%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $9,000

    Texas Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment is due on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    Texas New Hire Reporting

    • ENHR Operations Center
      PO Box 149224
      Austin, TX 78714-9224
    • Phone: 800-850-6442
    • Fax: 800-732-5015
    • Report online

    Texas Child Support

    • Child Support Enforcement Division
      Office of the Attorney General TXCSDU
      PO Box 659791
      San Antonio, TX 78265-9791
    • Phone: 877-474-4463
    • Pay online

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