Bill Text: TX HB1915 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the minimum wage and overtime pay for employees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-15 - Referred to International Relations & Economic Development [HB1915 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1915-Introduced.html
  87R2352 RDS-D
 
  By: Turner of Tarrant H.B. No. 1915
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the minimum wage and overtime pay for employees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 62.051, Labor Code, is amended to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 62.051.  MINIMUM WAGE; OVERTIME. (a) Except as
  provided by Section 62.057, an employer shall pay to each employee
  who is not exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
  (29 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq.) at least the federal minimum wage
  under Section 6, Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section
  206), for each hour the employee works.
         (b)  For the purpose of calculating the minimum wage paid to
  an employee, an employer may not use a method that:
               (1)  guarantees weekly pay for a variable number of
  hours; or
               (2)  establishes a fixed salary for fluctuating hours
  in a workweek.
         (c)  For each hour that an employee who is not exempt under
  the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section 201
  et seq.) works in a week over 40 hours, an employer shall pay the
  employee a wage equal to at least one and one-half times the
  employee's regular wage.
         SECTION 2.  Section 62.151, Labor Code, is amended to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 62.151.  PERSON COVERED BY FEDERAL ACT. A [This chapter
  and a] municipal ordinance or charter provision governing wages in
  private employment, other than wages under a public contract, does
  [do] not apply to a person covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act
  of 1938 (29 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq.).
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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