Texas Overtime Laws

Texas State Overtime Exemptions

The FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) is the body of laws administrated by the federal Department of Labor to help make sure American employees are treated and paid fairly. Texas state overtime laws are very similar to these federal standards in that the following types of employees are not guaranteed overtime pay:

  • Administrative
  • Executive
  • Professional

Texas state overtime laws also dictate that these additional types of employees may not be automatically entitled to overtime pay:

  • Outside sales reps who set their own hours
  • Employees who work and live at the same address
  • Certain agriculture and farm workers
  • Some workers in the transportation industry
  • Independent contractors

Free Texas Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

If you live in Texas and suspect that the right to overtime pay afforded to you by Texas overtime laws has been violated, an experienced employment lawyer can help you pursue compensation. Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for overtime lawsuits, so employees can recover back pay for overtime wages due to them in the two years prior to the date on which they file their overtime lawsuit claim. To learn whether you may be entitled to back pay and additional compensation in a Texas overtime lawsuit, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule your free consultation with an employment lawyer.