Houston, Texas Wage Theft Ordinance Takes Effect - State and Federal Communications

January 17, 2014  •  

Houston, Texas Wage Theft Ordinance Takes Effect

Houston skyline

On January 19, 2014, the city’s Wage Theft Ordinance takes effect. The ordinance prohibits contracts with the city for vendors convicted of wage theft, assessed an administrative penalty involving wage theft, or adjudicated in a civil action of engaging in wage theft. The prohibition applies to entering, continuing, or extending contracts with the city. City contractors are prohibited from retaliating against any person filing a wage theft complaint in good faith.

Photo of the Houston skyline courtesy of Hequals2henry on Wikimedia Commons.


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