Texas Labor Code

Sec. § 61.016
Form of Payment


An employer shall pay wages to an employee:


in United States currency;


by a written instrument issued by the employer that is negotiable on demand at full face value for United States currency; or


by the electronic transfer of funds to:


a financial institution account designated by the employee; or


a payroll card account established by the employer.


An employee may agree in writing to receive part or all of the wages in kind or in another form.


Payment by a written instrument that is not negotiable or for which payment is refused for any reason attributable to the employer does not constitute payment of wages for the purposes of this chapter.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 284 (H.B. 2240), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.

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