LABOR CODE


TITLE 2. PROTECTION OF LABORERS


SUBTITLE A. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION


CHAPTER 23. VOLUNTARY VETERAN'S EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYERS


Sec. 23.001. DEFINITION. In this chapter, "veteran" means an individual who:

(1) has served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States; and

(2) was honorably discharged from military service.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 195 (S.B. 805), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 3547), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

This section was amended by the 85th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see S.B. 588, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.


Sec. 23.002. VOLUNTARY PREFERENCE POLICY. (a) A private employer may adopt a policy under which the employer may give a preference in employment decisions regarding hiring, promotion, or retention to a veteran over another qualified applicant or employee.

(b) A policy adopted under this section must be in writing.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 195 (S.B. 805), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 3547), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.

This section was amended by the 85th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see S.B. 1488, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, for amendments affecting this section.


Sec. 23.003. APPLICATION OF POLICY.

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 195 (S.B. 805), Sec. 3


(a) An employer shall apply any policy adopted under this chapter reasonably and in good faith in employment decisions regarding hiring, promotion, or retention during a reduction in the employer's workforce.

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 3547), Sec. 1


(a) A private employer shall apply any policy adopted under this chapter reasonably and in good faith in employment decisions regarding hiring, promotion, or retention during a reduction in the employer's workforce.

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 195 (S.B. 805), Sec. 3


(b) An employer may require appropriate documentation from a veteran for the veteran to be eligible for the preference under a policy adopted under this chapter.

Text of subsection as added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 3547), Sec. 1


(b) A private employer may require appropriate documentation from a veteran for the veteran to be eligible for the preference under a policy adopted under this chapter.

(c) Granting a preference in accordance with a policy adopted under this chapter does not violate Chapter 21.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 195 (S.B. 805), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015.

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 816 (H.B. 3547), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.