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Employee Classification: Texas

Employee Classification requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Cory Halliburton, Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.


  • Texas has many exemptions to state minimum wage requirements. See Minimum Wage Exemptions.
  • Texas has no overtime requirements; as a result, there are no overtime exemptions and federal overtime requirements will typically apply.
  • Careful attention should be given to employee job descriptions and classifications so as to comply with Texas' minimum wage requirements and to utilize exemptions where possible.