What Is the Minimum Wage in Texas?


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As of April 2015, the minimum wage in Texas is $7.25 per hour, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Texas's minimum wage is adopted from the federal rate, and is one of 14 states to do so.

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The Texas Minimum Wage Act is overseen by the Texas Workforce Commission and provides a minimum wage for nonexempt employees. In addition, the TWC gives employees two years to take legal action if they believe they were paid at a less than legal rate. In Houston, a minimum-wage increase was proposed in 1997 but defeated in a referendum. Houston is the third-least-expensive city of the 20 most-populous areas nationally, as stated by the Greater Houston Partnership.

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