Tag: VEVRAA

What Is VEVRAA?

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) is one of many laws that applies specifically to organizations that contract with the federal government.

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Federal Contractor Alert: Changes in Monetary Thresholds and Minimum Wage In 2016

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In what could be construed as an “under the radar” move, in late 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) quietly changed federal contractors’ contract threshold amounts for coverage under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503).

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New resources available on upcoming rules for federal contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has posted new resources on its website to help federal contractors comply with new regulations pertaining to recruiting people with disabilities and veterans. New regulations going into effect March 24 strengthen requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and […]

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Best Practices in HR—2016

Every year, the HR Daily Advisor staff and BLR’s HR attorney specialists pick the top best practices of the year. What’s hot in 2016? Take a look. See if you think we’re getting it right. Plus, keep an eye on this space as we add more 2016 Best Practices, featuring free in-depth reports for you […]

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Affirmative Action Regs: What Federal Contractors Need to Do by March 2014

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 seeks to reduce discrimination against individuals with disabilities by requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to have affirmative action plans (AAPs) for hiring disabled individuals. VEVRAA – the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act – does the same thing for veterans. Both of these regulations have been beefed […]

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What Is Section 503? What Is VEVRAA? What Federal Contractors Should Know

People with disabilities and veterans both have disproportionately high levels of unemployment compared to the rest of the population, but there are laws on the books aiming to reduce that gap. In fact, two of those regulations – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) […]

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Q&A on Affirmative Action Plans for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors have an obligation to create affirmative action plans (AAPs) with the goal of ensuring that both disabled individuals and protected veterans are appropriately represented in their workforce. The regulations that dictate this – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Rehabilitation Assistance Act (VEVRAA) – are changing […]

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Happy Veterans Day—And Here Are the New AA Rules for Vets

Happy Veterans Day, readers, and here’s a look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) new affirmative action requirements for veterans. Last August, the OFCCP announced a final rule that makes significant changes to the regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, or VEVRAA. VEVRAA prohibits employment […]

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Veterans: Jobs for Veterans Act Takes Effect This Year; What the Changes Mean to Federal Contractors

It’s time for federal contractors and subcontractors to prepare for changes that will affect their employment practices with respect to veterans. Late last year, President Bush signed into law the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), which makes significant changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assis- tance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and goes into effect […]

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