Professional Employer Organizations

TDLR Opens Rules for Review

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) is reviewing the Professional Employer Organization program rules located at Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 72 for re-adoption, revision, or repeal. This rule review is required every four years.

The Notice of Intent to Review was published in the Texas Register on April 16, 2021 (46 TexReg 2589), as part of a combined notice with several other rule chapters undergoing simultaneous review.

The Department will determine whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist by answering the following questions for each rule:

  • Is it obsolete?
  • Does it reflect current legal and policy considerations?
  • Is it in alignment with the current procedures of the Department?

The Department encourages anyone interested in the Professional Employer Organization program rules under Chapter 72 to review the Notice of Intent to Review and the current chapter rules posted on the Department’s website.

Comments may be submitted electronically on the Department’s website at (select the appropriate chapter name for your comment).

Deadline to submit comments—May 17, 2021.

Updated Texas Labor Code - HB 3150 (84R)

Changes to the Professional Employer Organization law - House Bill 3150 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, amended Labor Code, Chapter 91, relating to the calculation of taxable wages paid by a professional employer organization for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. House Bill 3150 and the changes to Chapter 91 became effective September 1, 2015. TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Professional Employer Organization program to review the updated Labor Code, Chapter 91.

Contact & Email Updates

For more information about the TDLR PEO program, contact TDLR or 800-803-9202. Also, you can sign up to receive TDLR Email Updates to be notified about any further changes or updates to the PEO program.