Temporary Common Worker Employers

Deregulation of Temporary Common Worker Employers

Beginning on September 1, 2017, companies employing Temporary Common Workers in Texas will no longer require authorization from the state to do so.

The 85th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 2065 that eliminates the requirement for a state Temporary Common Worker Employer license and sets the expiration date for all existing licenses to September 1, 2017.

Since a license will no longer be required after September 1, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has extended the expiration dates for all active licenses to September 1, 2017 and we will return to the sender any new or renewal applications for Temporary Common Worker Employers we receive. We do not plan on mailing out revised license certificates, but the extended expiration dates can be verified through the licensee search feature on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 803-9202 or (512) 463-6599 or by email at by email at customer.service@tdlr.texas.gov.

A Temporary Common Worker Employer provides manual labor workers to employers. The workers are typically laborers hired on a daily basis and are commonly referred to as "day laborers." As an example, the construction industry hires many common workers via Temporary Common Worker Employers.

Justification Adoption for Repeal of Administrative Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted the repeal of existing rules regarding the Temporary Common Worker Employers program (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 64, §§64.1, 64.10, 64.20, 64.70, 64.72 and 64.80).

The adoption justification may be viewed on TDLR’s web site.