New DOL Affirmative Action Rules May Ensnare Contractors

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT) -- New U.S. Department of Labor affirmative action rules for federal contractors are designed to increase the hiring of veterans and the disabled, but experts say they also provide a wealth of new data to feed enforcement actions and expand the department’s jurisdiction over subcontractors and suppliers.

The DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs unveiled the two long-awaited action regulations Aug. 27, requiring contractors to set hiring goals for veterans and disabled employees, invite job applicants to self-identify as veterans or disabled, compile additional data on...
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