Yes, the rules are different for international businesses. The VEVRAA regulations at 41 CFR Section 60-300.4(a)(3) and the Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Section 60-741.4(a)(3) which address the scope of OFCCP's coverage state that the regulations apply only to employment activities within the United States and not to employment activities abroad: "(3) Employment activities within the United States. This part applies only to employment activities within the United States and not to employment activities abroad. The term “employment activities within the United States” includes actual employment within the United States, and decisions of the contractor made within the United States pertaining to the contractor's applicants and employees who are within the United States, regarding employment opportunities abroad (such as recruiting and hiring within the United States for employment abroad, or transfer of persons employed in the United States to contractor establishments abroad)." In addition, the regulations implementing EO 11246 at 41 CFR Section 60-1.5(a)(3) state: "Work outside the United States. Contracts and subcontracts are exempt from the requirements of the equal opportunity clause with regard to work performed outside the United States by employees who were not recruited within the United States."
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