Video: Compliance update on veteran hiring rules for federal contractors

09/16/2013 |

Credit: YouTube/BLR

In this video, attorney Susan Schoenfeld, the senior legal editor of BLR, discusses the key impacts of the new hiring rules for federal contractors related to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act. Hiring benchmarks as opposed to goals are merely a "yardstick to measure the success of outreach," according to the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and contractors can opt to "adopt a benchmark determined by OFCCP or choose to set their own benchmark" based on data from various federal agencies' published reports.

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