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Definitions Texas Minimum Wage

Find here the definitions used in the Texas Minimum Wage Act.


Agriculture piece rate work

is a person who is employed as a hand harvest worker in agriculture and,
is paid on a piece rate in a organization for which the pay is customarily and generally recognized as a piece rate in the region of employment.

Agriculture

includes: 
Farming (all branches)
Cultivating and tilling the soil
Dairying
Producing, cultivating, growing, harvesting on an agricultural or horticultural commodity

Agricultural Marketing

is: 
Raising livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals, poultry and,
any work performed by a farmer on a  farm incidental or in conjunction with farming operations, including:
Foresty or lumber operations
Preparation for market and
Delivery to the storage, market or a carrier for transportation to the market.

Earnings Statement
You should receive at the end of each pay period a written and signed earnings statement from your employer covering the pay period that you have agreed with your employer. The earnings statement (stated on a check, voucher, document etc.) must show:

  • 
your name

  • rate of pay
  • 
total amount of pay earned by you during the pay period

  • any deductions from your pay

  • the amount of pay after all the deductions are made
  • 
the number of hours worked by you
  • 
produced units by you if you are paid on a piece rate

Governmental entities are for example: municipality, a county, a special district, a junior college district, a political subdivision of state.

Texas Minimum Wage Act: establishes a minimum wage for non-exempt employees. It requires covered employers who provide their employees with a written earnings statement. The act designates the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as the responsible agency to give information about the Act.

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