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Illinois Latest State to Institute Voluntary Veteran Hiring Preference

Adding to the line of other states, Illinois now joins the ranks of jurisdictions that allows for employers to establish a voluntary veteran hiring preference.   The Illinois state bill becomes effective January 1, 2016.

The other 19 states that have previously passed similar laws include:

  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington
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About this Author

Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney

Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...