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Article - Labor and Employment


    (a)    In this section, “eligible veteran” means a veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States who has received an honorable discharge or a certificate of satisfactory completion of military service, including:

        (1)    the National Guard;

        (2)    the military reserves;

        (3)    the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service; and

        (4)    the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    (b)    An employer may grant a preference in hiring and promotion to:

        (1)    an eligible veteran;

        (2)    the spouse of an eligible veteran who has a service–connected disability; or

        (3)    the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible veteran.

    (c)    Granting a preference under subsection (b) of this section does not violate any State or local equal employment opportunity law.

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