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7% disability quota
Today marks the first effective day of the US Department of Labor 7% Final Rule, requiring federal contractors to take steps to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Final Rule that applies to all federal contractors and subcontractors, stating that they are required to set an aspirational goal that a minimum of 7% of their hires are people with disabilities.
There’s been a lot of talk about the Department of Labor’s new 7% Rule officially announced last month, requiring government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that 7% of the individuals they hire are individuals with disabilities. Here’s what you need to know: