Wyoming Says “Yes” To Veteran Hiring Preference

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead recently signed a law enabling employers to choose to grant preference to an applicant/employee’s veteran status in hiring and promotion decisions. Under the law, employers may also extend a similar preference to a spouse of a disabled veteran and to a surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. This hiring preference may be extended without being considered a discriminatory or unfair employment practice provided that there is not an underlying unlawful reason for granting the preference.

This new law goes into effect on July 1, 2016.