July 28, 2014

New Final Rules Require Federal Contractors to Increase Efforts to Hire Veterans and Disabled Individuals

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued much-anticipated Final Rules that will require federal contractors to engage in specific and measurable recruitment efforts to hire veterans and persons with disabilities.

These Final Rules formally take effect 180 days after being published in the Federal Register. The new regulations make significant changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment and Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

For additional information on the Final Rules and a summary of the major changes to VEVRAA and Section 503, download our latest Labor & Employment legal Alert by clicking on the link below.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Labor & Employment Law Alert: "New OFCCP Final Rules Require Federal Contractors to Increase Efforts to Hire Veterans and Disabled Individuals"


About the Author

Jeanine Gozdecki, Labor and Employment, Attorney, Barnes Thornburg, Law firm

Jeanine M. Gozdecki is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the firm's South Bend, Indiana office. 


About the Author

Shawn Pearson, Labor, Employment, Attorney, Barnes Thornburg, Law Firm
Of Counsel

Shawn L. Pearson is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. offices, and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Pearson served as in-house counsel for General Mills, Inc., where he advised human resources professionals on labor and employment matters at food manufacturing locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. At General Mills, Mr. Pearson managed federal government investigations and audits, directed employment litigation, and conducted training in various employment-...


Boost: AJAX core statistics

Legal Disclaimer

You are responsible for reading, understanding and agreeing to the National Law Review's (NLR’s) and the National Law Forum LLC's  Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before using the National Law Review website. The National Law Review is a free to use, no-log in database of legal and business articles. The content and links on are intended for general information purposes only. Any legal analysis, legislative updates or other content and links should not be construed as legal or professional advice or a substitute for such advice. No attorney-client or confidential relationship is formed by the transmission of information between you and the National Law Review website or any of the law firms, attorneys or other professionals or organizations who include content on the National Law Review website. If you require legal or professional advice, kindly contact an attorney or other suitable professional advisor.  

Some states have laws and ethical rules regarding solicitation and advertisement practices by attorneys and/or other professionals. The National Law Review is not a law firm nor is  intended to be  a referral service for attorneys and/or other professionals. The NLR does not wish, nor does it intend, to solicit the business of anyone or to refer anyone to an attorney or other professional.  NLR does not answer legal questions nor will we refer you to an attorney or other professional if you request such information from us. 

Under certain state laws the following statements may be required on this website and we have included them in order to be in full compliance with these rules. The choice of a lawyer or other professional is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of Professional Conduct. Unless otherwise noted, attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, nor can NLR attest to the accuracy of any notation of Legal Specialization or other Professional Credentials.

The National Law Review - National Law Forum LLC 4700 Gilbert Ave. Suite 47 #230 Western Springs, IL 60558  Telephone  (708) 357-3317 If you would ike to contact us via email please click here.