Va.: State Creates Incentives for Hiring Veterans
New legislation sets up a program of incentives for employers who hire, train and retain veterans.
Law Streamlines Job Licensing for Military Members, Spouses
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law the Veterans Full Employment Act, which streamlines professional licensing for service members, veterans and their spouses, and provides for the award of academic credit for certain military training.
Ark: Voluntary Veterans Preference Bill Signed into Law
Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law House Bill 1575, which allows Arkansas employers to voluntarily give preference to veterans when hiring
Program Aims to Match Veterans with Manufacturing Jobs
Although the first class from the Get Skills to Work (GSTW) training program--designed to match returning military veterans with manufacturing jobs--graduated only 11 vets, program backers hope to place 100,000 veterans in jobs by 2015.
DOL Eases Form Revisions, Clarifies Military FMLA Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor removed certification and notice forms from its Family and Medical Leave Act regulations, and clarified military family leave and service member caregiver leave.
Employer Network Promotes Jobs for Wounded Veterans
A network of U.S. employers on a mission to find, hire and accommodate injured military veterans has spread largely by word of mouth, and it’s still growing.
Communication Challenges Can Become Military Veterans' Employment Barriers
For military veterans, securing employment can be challenging because of the complexities that come with the transition from military to civilian life. They also face a particularly significant communication gap with hiring managers when searching for jobs in the civilian workforce.
SHRM Toolkit: Make Hiring Practices 'Military Ready'
Many HR professionals concede that they do not know all they need to know to effectively find and hire military veterans. The Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) toolkit, Support from Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer, can help.
Current Military Servicemen and Servicewomen
Legal Issues: USERRA Coverage May Be Triggered Prior to Formal Military Orders
Resource:Understanding Your Employment Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Veterans
How-to Guide: Develop, Administer Military Benefits
HR Q&A:How do the FMLA military expansion provisions affect USERRA and military leaves?
Legal Report: The USERRA Regulations Deconstructed
Recruiting and Hiring Veterans
SHRM Poll: Recruiting Veterans With Disabilities: Perceptions in the Workplace
Article:Helping Injured Veterans Transition to the Workplace
HR Q&A:What do we need to know about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit in order to begin using the credit?
Research:Employing Military Personnel and Recruiting Veterans--What HR Can Do
Research Article:Affirmative Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans
HR Q&A:What is the difference between the VETS 100 and VETS 100A report forms and who should file each?
Legal Report:The JVA Final Rule and VETS 100 Form Presents Government Contractors with Conundrum