Minneapolis, MN business litigation attorney, Ryan Olson, talks about the laws that impose affirmative action obligations.
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Well as far as federal contractors and subcontractors you have one executive order and two statues. The executive order is Executive Order 11246, which poses Affirmative Action obligations with respect to minorities and females. You also have implementing regulates associated with that executive order. As far as the two statutes, it’s the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act and its implementing regulations, which deal with protected veterans. And then, last but not least, on the federal side you have Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, which opposes Affirmative Action obligations with respect to disabled individuals. And that act, too, also has a set of implementing regulates that poses obligations and are oftentimes the regulations enforced by the OFCCP.
On the state side, we have a statute or one section of a statue of the Minnesota Human Rights Act and then also, there are some implementing Minnesota rules that were issued under the authority provide by that section that impose obligations on state contractors to insure, engage in Affirmative Action.