New Challenges Faced as Support of Veterans Employment Rights Ramps Up
By Jon Geier, Holly Lake, Christine Hendrickson & Kay Todd
Meeting a primary objective of Director Patricia Shius initial regulatory agenda, on April 26, 2011, the Department of Labors Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (the Proposed Regulations) substantially rewriting, and materially increasing the obligations of federal contractors to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment qualified protected veterans. 76 Fed. Reg. 23,358 (April 26, 2011).
There is a 60-day comment period for the Proposed Regulations, ending on June 27, 2011. We will keep you informed about developments with respect to the Proposed Regulations and are available to discuss their potential consequences and strategies to achieve compliance even as we await their final form.