(a) There are three different categories of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award:
(1) Large Employer Awards for employers with 500 or more employees.
(2) Medium Employer Awards for employers with more than 50 but fewer than 500 employees.
(3) Small Employer Awards for employers with 50 or fewer employees.
(4) Timing. The correct category of award is determined by the employer’s number of employees as of December 31 of the year prior to the year in which the employer applies for an award.
(b) Within each award category, there are two levels of award:
(1) A Gold Award; and
(2) A Platinum Award.