Texas Labor Code § 52.041. Coercion of Employee Trade;  Penalty

(a) A person, firm, or corporation commits an offense if the person, firm, or corporation requires or attempts to require by coercion an employee to:

(1) deal with a person, association, corporation, or company;  or

(2) purchase an article of food, clothing, or other merchandise at a place or store.

(b) A person, firm, or corporation commits an offense if the person, firm, or corporation excludes from work, punishes, or blacklists an employee for failure to:

(1) deal with the person, firm, or corporation;  or

(2) purchase an article of food, clothing, or other merchandise at a place or store.

(c) An offense under this section is punishable by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $200.


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