DOL Aims To Increase Contractors' Disability Hires

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday proposed a new rule that would push federal contractors to hire more people with disabilities, requiring a contractor to set a goal of having 7 percent of its workforce made up of disabled people.

The rule would require federal contractors and subcontractors to undertake certain recruitment and training efforts to reach that 7 percent goal, and to document their efforts. The department said the requirements were similar to those now in place to encourage the hiring of minorities and...
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