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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 this 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. 

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-related areas. Mr. Pearson also advised the company on OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) issues.