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Texas New Protections Against Hairstyle Discrimination

Effective August 1, 2023, it’s unlawful for employers to have a dress or grooming policy that discriminates against a hair texture or protective hairstyle commonly or historically associated with race. Protective hairstyles include braids, locks, and twists.


Action Items

Add the protections against race-based discrimination to your equal employment policies.


Texas New Mandatory Workplace Notice

Effective September 1, 2023, all employers must conspicuously post a workplace notice in English and Spanish (as appropriate for the workforce) describing how to report instances of workplace violence or suspicious activity to the Texas Department of Public Safety.


Action Items

Once the Texas Workforce Commission issues the prescribed notice, Texas employers will have to post the notice as required, which may include posting not only in physical locations in the workplace for in-person employees, but also in electronic locations for remote employees. Resourcing Edge will continue to monitor and will provide updates to these required notices once they have been issued by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as they are not required to issue the required notice until March 1, 2024.

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