The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently made a pair of announcements related to military veterans and their spouses, one dealing with “focused reviews” of compliance with Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) requirements, and the other instructing OFCCP compliance officers to ask questions while onsite designed to determine whether discrimination against spouses of protected veterans has occurred.

These developments serve as a reminder that there are federal laws beyond OFCCP requirements that provide employment protection to both active service members and veterans, as well as their family members, in particular the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the “wounded warrior” and “qualifying exigency” provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.