How Are Wages Paid?

Services rendered regardless of how they are computed, commissions and bonuses according to the agreement between the parties, and certain fringe benefits due under a written agreement with or policy of the employer. Expense reimbursements, gratuities, gifts and the like are not considered wages and are not covered by the Texas Payday Law. Unless an employee agrees in writing to accept part or all of his/her wages in kind, or in another form, wages must be paid in United States currency, a written instrument negotiable on demand at full face value for United States currency, or by electronic transfer of funds. Wages must be delivered to the employee at her/his regular place of work during working hours, mailed by registered mail to be received by the employee not later than payday, or by any reasonable means, or to any person authorized in writing by the employee.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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