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Veterans Hiring Preference

Concerning the authority of a private employer to adopt a veterans preference employment policy when hiring new employees.
2020 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

Because the United States equal employment opportunity commission and the federal courts have found that a private employer's veterans preference employment policy is not a violation of Title VII of the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" if there is a basis for the policy in state law, the bill creates a statutory basis to allow a private employer to give preference to a veteran of the armed forces or the National Guard and the spouse of a disabled veteran or a veteran killed in the line of duty when hiring a new employee as long as the veteran or the spouse is as qualified as other applicants for employment. The bill clarifies that an employer who adopts a program that gives preferences to veterans or their spouses is not committing a discriminatory or unfair labor practice.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Carver
Sen. D. Hisey, Sen. N. Todd