The Texas Employment Commission may conduct investigations and issue subpoenas to compel employers to produce wage and hour records (TX Labor Code Sec. 61.002). If an employer fails or refuses to obey a commission subpoena, the employer faces a fine of up to $200, confinement for up to 60 days, or both, and a county or district court may issue an order requiring the employer to cooperate (TX Labor Code Sec. 61.005).
Employment of children. During working hours, the commission or its designee may inspect a place of employment where there is good reason to believe that a child is employed or has been employed within the last 2 years, and collect information concerning a child's current or previous employment. An employer is in violation of state law if it knowingly or intentionally hinders an inspection or the collection of such information (TX Labor Code Sec. 51.021).