Labor Department finalizes rules to hire vets, disabled persons

New regulations from the Labor Department will require federal contractors to have 8% of their workforce be military veterans and 7% disabled people within six months. The Associated General Contractors of America has opposed these rules from the start because it "forces us to object to measures whose goals we support," said Stephen Sandherr, AGC's CEO. He said the rules "will force federal contractors to spend an estimated $6 billion a year to produce reams of new paperwork proving they are doing what the federal government already knows they are doing."

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