Minnesota Vietnam Vets/ Veterans laws & HR compliance analysis

Minnesota Vietnam Vets/ Veterans: What you need to know

A private, nonpublic employer may grant a preference to a veteran in hiring and promotion. Granting a preference to a veteran or a spouse of a disabled veteran (see below) does not violate any local or state equal employment opportunity law (MN Stat. Sec. 197.455et seq.).
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A private, nonpublic employer may grant a preference in hiring and promotion to a spouse of a disabled veteran who has a service-connected, permanent, and total disability and to a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran.
"Disabled veteran" means a person who has had a compensable service-connected disability as adjudicated by the United States Veterans Administration or by the retirement board of one of the branches of the armed forces.
Reviewed August 2015.

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