Texas Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment
2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation (for work related injuries and illness

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Texas, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Texas

Discrimination/Harassment State Agency

Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division
1117 Trinity St, Room 144T
Austin, TX 78778
Phone: (512) 463-2642
Toll-free within Texas: (888) 452-4778
Texas Relay: (800) 735-2989
TTY: (512) 371-7473
Fax: (512) 463-2643

Web Address: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/partners/civil-rights-discrimination

Agency Description/Mission: The Civil Rights Division's primary goal is to make Texas an even greater place to live, work, play and raise our families by reducing discrimination in employment and housing through education and outreach programs and the enforcement of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and Texas Fair Housing Act.

Discrimination/HarassmentLocal Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Dallas District Office
207 S. Houston Street
3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75202-4726
Phone: (214) 655-3355
TTY: (214) 655-3363

El Paso Area Office
300 East Main Street
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (915) 534-6700
TTY: (915) 534-6710

Houston District Office
1919 Smith Street, 7th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 209-3320
TTY: (713) 209-3367

San Antonio District Office
5410 Fredericksburg Road
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229-3555
Phone: (210) 281-7600
TTY: (210) 281-7610

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Austin Area Office
La Costa Green Bldg.
1033 La Posada Dr. Suite 375
Austin, Texas 78752-3832
Phone: (512) 374-0271
Fax: (512) 374-0086

 

Fort Worth Area Office
8713 Airport Freeway
Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX 76180-7610
Phone: (817) 428-2470
Fax: (817) 581-7723

Corpus Christi Area Office
Wilson Plaza, Suite 700
606 N Carancahua
Corpus Christi, TX 78476
Phone: (361) 888-3420
Fax: (361) 888-3424

Houston North Area Office
690 S. Loop 336 W., Suite 400
Conroe, Texas 77304
Phone:(936) 760-3800
Fax:(281) 999-7457

Dallas Area Office
1100 East Campbell Road
Suite 250
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: (972) 952-1330
Fax: (972) 952-1338

Houston South Area Office
17625 El Camino Real, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: (281) 286-0583 (0584)
Fax: (281) 286-6352

El Paso District Office
Federal Building C
4849 N. Mesa, Suite 200
El Paso, TX 79912-5936
Phone:(915) 534-6251
Fax:(915) 534-6259

 

Lubbock Area Office
Federal Office Building
1205 Texas Avenue, Room 806
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 472-7681 (7685)
Fax: (806) 472-7686

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies.

3. Unemployment Insurance

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78778-0001
Phone: TeleCenter Offices are listed at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/directory-workforce-solutions-offices-services-0
TDD: (800) 735-2989
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2988
E-Mail: UI_Info@twc.state.tx.us

Web Address: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Information

Apply for Benefits Online

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Texas Workforce Commission

Labor Law Section
101 East 15th Street, Room 124T
Austin, Texas 78778-0001
Phone: 800-832-9243
Fax: (512) 475-3025 

Web Address: http://www.twc.state.tx.us

Agency Description/Mission: The Labor Law Department of the Texas Workforce Commission administers the following two programs: the Texas Payday Law, and the Texas Child Labor Law. The Department also disseminates information on the Texas Minimum Wage Act.

Texas Labor Law Information

Summary of the Texas Payday Law

How to File a Wage Claim

Wage Claim Process

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Dallas District Office
The Offices @ Brookhollow
1701 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 270, Box 22
Arlington, TX 76006-7303
Phone: (817) 861-2150
Fax: (817) 861-5085

San Antonio District Office
Northchase 1 Office Building
10127 Morocco, Suite 140
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (210) 308-4515
Fax: (210) 308-4518

Houston District Office
9990 Richmond South, Suite 202
Houston, TX 77042-4546
Phone: (713) 339-5500
Fax: (713) 339-5591

Albuquerque District Office
Western Bank Building, Suite 840
505 Marquette NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2160
Phone: (505) 245-2142
Fax: (505) 245-2145

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies


5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
Southfield Building, MS-4C
4000 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78704-7491
Phone: (512) 804-4000
Toll-Free (Injured Worker Hotline): (800) 252-7031
Fax: (512) 804-4431

Web Address: https://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission is to: encourage and assist in the provision of safe workplaces; implement an effective and efficient regulatory framework in which employees affected by work-related injuries and illnesses receive timely and appropriate benefits; and assist in timely returning injured workers to productive roles in the Texas workforce.

Workers' Compensation Resources for Employees/Injured Employees

Injured Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Reporting Your Complaint

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– Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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