Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. A day to remember and honor the sacrifices made by our men and women who have served in our military.
Our partner, Patrick Murphy, is co-hosting a one-hour prime time television special on the Triumph Games which will air at 7 pm on CBS Sports tomorrow night. Another of our partners, Jody Simon, served as General Counsel for the show, so this one is definitely close to us here at Fox Rothschild.
The Triumph Games will feature 12 veteran athletes competing in adaptive games for $240,000 in prize money. The games should be inspiring to say the least.
We wanted to take this moment to encourage you to watch the games, but also to remind government contractors that the OFCCP’s benchmark for hiring protected veterans is currently set at 7%. Under the final Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act regulations that went into effect last year, covered federal contractors are required to establish a hiring benchmark for protected veterans. Contractors are required to compare the percentage of employees who are protected veterans to this benchmark. Contractors should use this comparison to determine how effective their veterans outreach efforts have been.
The OFCCP has set two options for establishing the benchmark. More details can be found on the DOL’s website here.
We would like to thank everyone who has served for their service. We would also like to wish that those who are currently serving and are in harm’s way come home safely.
Finally, we would like to wish the Marines a Happy 240th Birthday!