Alert September 24, 2013

Labor and Employment Alert: DOL Expands Affirmative Action Requirements for Government Contractors and Subcontractors Hiring Veterans and Disabled Individuals

Goodwin Procter issued a Labor and Employment Alert that describes an expansion of the Department of Labor regulations that require government contractors and subcontractors to engage in affirmative action for veterans and disabled individuals.  Among other things, the new rules will require covered entities to implement written affirmative action plans with benchmarked hiring and employment goals.