California Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans


By Roy Maurer

Private-sector California employers might soon be able to establish a voluntary preference for hiring military veterans regardless of when the veterans served, thanks to a bill that recently passed the state assembly.

The veterans’ hiring preference currently in use is limited to Vietnam-era veterans and only immunizes employers from gender discrimination claims.

AB 353 passed by a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 74-0 and has been referred to the state senate. The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Randy Voepel, R-Santee, was co-sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the California State Council of SHRM.

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