How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jane T (LLC) Your Own Question
Jane T (LLC)
Jane T (LLC), Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 8435
Experience:  Worked with employment legal group in major national corp.
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Jane T (LLC) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What are the laws in Texas regarding posting of job openings

Resolved Question:

What are the laws in Texas regarding posting of job openings? Less than a month ago I applied for a management position within the company and was interviewed but not selected. 2 weeks ago there was a vacancy in the same position, different unit. An employee was "appointed" to that position and it was never opened or posted. Though there were other employees who would have been interested in the position we were not even given an opportunity to apply and be considered. Is this legal?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Jane T (LLC) replied 8 years ago.



The general rule is that a private employer, with minor exceptions such as minimum wage, discrimination, and others) can have any work policies they choose to have. Unless an employer has a firm commitment or contract with employees that all jobs will be posted, or that new postings will be available to internal employees before others, or with a particular employee that they will have first option, or other such types of contracts there is normally no requirement for a private employer to post open jobs at all or to post them in any particular way.


The TX Workforce Commission has this to say about job postings here and you should contact them to see all requirements that apply to employers in TX.


Jane T (LLC) and 2 other Employment Law Specialists are ready to help you