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 CS.Common.Workers@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.

Proposed Repeal of Existing Administrative Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes the repeal of existing rules for the Temporary Common Worker Employers program (16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 64, ยงยง64.1, 64.10, 64.20, 64.70, 64.72, and 64.80). The proposed repeal of the existing rules is necessary to implement Senate Bill 2065, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017.

The proposed repeal is published in the October 6, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 5305). The Department will accept comments on the proposal until November 6, 2017.

The Department encourages anyone interested in the Temporary Common Worker Employers program to review the rule proposal online at https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/tcw/tcwproprules.htm. Comments may be submitted by email to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov.

For more information about the temporary common worker employer program, e-mail TDLR at CS.Common.Workers@tdlr.texas.gov.