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OFCCP Drops the Annual Veterans Hiring Benchmark to 7 Percent

April 27, 2015

Leigh M. Nason Leigh M. Nason
On April 21, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it had updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website. The VEVRAA Benchmark Database is one of two databases that the OFCCP launched in March of 2014 to help contractors and subcontractors comply with new veteran regulations, namely the VEVRAA hiring benchmark requirements.

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Supreme Court Forges New “Significant Burden” Interpretation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

3/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States settled a controversy surrounding an employer’s policy that provided light-duty work for certain employees (including some disabled employees) but not for pregnant workers. The case was brought by a worker who tried to show—through indirect evidence—that the policy resulted in the disparate treatment of pregnant workers.
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