Search form

Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense

In an era of heightened enforcement and regulatory activity, employers cannot afford to wait to begin preparations until after the OFCCP has selected your company for an audit.

Overview

Our Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense Practice Group’s diverse team annually prepares over 2,500 affirmative action plans, skillfully defends them throughout the country in OFCCP audits, and provides sophisticated legal representation in the event of discrimination allegations, back-pay demands or pay discrimination claims for employers, large and small. At all times, we use a team approach and offer employers comprehensive and practical solutions to affirmative action compliance.

For federal contractors, we regularly provide specialized assistance in developing and implementing affirmative action plans (AAPs). Some of the specific services we offer include:

  • Identifying pertinent labor market areas and analyzing census-related statistical data;
  • Providing sample plan texts, notices, letters and policy statements;
  • Preparing utilization and availability analyses; and
  • Conducting impact ratio and compensation analyses.

To help covered employers understand their affirmative action obligations and the procedure for plan development, we train management so they can update their plan annually without significant cost. We defend clients against the imposition of citations and allegations of discrimination in connection with audits by the OFCCP and in related litigation brought on the OFCCP's behalf by the Solicitor's office of the U.S. Department of Labor.

We also prepare AAPs for and defend against audits by state and local affirmative action agencies. To identify and resolve potential adverse impact and compensation disparity discrimination liability, we perform highly-specialized vulnerability audits. For federal contractors and non-federal contractors alike, we advise on implementing lawful diversity initiatives and voluntary AAPs, set-aside, and vendor and franchisee preference programs; counsel on affirmative action coverage issues; and conduct preventive analyses during downsizing.

The Team

See All
Showing 1-8 of 28
Advanced Filtering
All A-Z
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
See All
Showing 1-8 of 28

See All Webinars

Jan 22

Register Now

Contractually Speaking: 2018 Year in Review

January 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Register Now

Archived

Watch Now

OFCCP Releases New Compensation Directive – What You Need to Know

September 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

Archived

Watch Now

Ok, You’ve Submitted Your Affirmative Action Plan . . . And Now The OFCCP Wants More

May 16, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

See AllPublications

Advanced Filtering
Showing 1-3 of 40
Newest
Most Read
January 7, 2019

2019: The Year Ahead for Employers

January 7, 2019

Over the past year, state and local governments responded in a variety of ways to national policy, and the midterm elections painted a picture of what’s in store for employers in 2019 and beyond. Jackson Lewis’ annual report outlines upcoming issues, trends, legislation and regulations employers need to be aware of in the coming year... Read More

April 24, 2018

New Jersey Governor Signs Pay Equity Bill into Law

April 24, 2018

New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act will take effect on July 1, 2018. The new law contains sweeping changes to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), such as a prohibition against discrimination with respect to compensation or financial terms of employment, a six-year statute of limitations, and treble damages for... Read More

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know

April 18, 2018

Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how employee pay should be analyzed to withstand scrutiny under the new law. MEPA goes into effect on July 1, 2018. On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (OAG)... Read More

Showing 1-3 of 40

See AllIn the News

Showing 1-3 of 42
Newest
Most Read
January 4, 2019
EHS Today

John Bryson II and Eric Felsberg Discuss the EEOC Establishing Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

January 4, 2019

John Bryson II and Eric Felsberg discuss the EEOC launching Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, a new research office aimed at exposing employers to data about discrimination in "EEOC Pursues Deliberate Mission Creep," published by EHS Today. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

November 5, 2018
Bloomberg Law

Matthew Camardella Authors "Guidelines for Building and Implementing a Pay Equity Strategy"

November 5, 2018

Matthew Camardella authors "Guidelines for Building and Implementing a Pay Equity Strategy," published by Bloomberg Law.   Read More

September 17, 2018
Law Week Colorado

Laura Mitchell Discusses the OFCCP's New Guidance on Compensation Compliance Evaluations

September 17, 2018

Laura Mitchell discusses the new OFCCP directive outlining standard procedures for reviewing federal contractor compensation practices during compliance evaluations in "Contractors Get Much-Needed Clarity on Audits," published by Law Week Colorado.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

Showing 1-3 of 42

See AllBlogs

Craig Leen to Officially Head Up OFCCP
December 26, 2018

As reported by Bloomberg Law, and reflected on OFCCP’s website, former OFCCP Acting Director Craig Leen has now been formally named Director of OFCCP.  Since being placed in the acting role this past Summer when the position was vacated by Ondray Harris, Leen has overseen the release of ten new directives and has worked tirelessly t Read More

DOL Announces Recipients of HIRE Vets Demonstration Award
December 20, 2018

By James D. Mackey In preparation for the 2019 launch of its veteran hiring initiative, the Department of Labor announced a list of award recipients for its pilot “HIRE VETS Medallion Program Demonstration Award” on Wednesday, December 19. Read More

‘Tis the Season for Budget Negotiations: What is the Potential Impact of Another Government Shutdown?
December 14, 2018

By Tiffany Buckley-Norwood With less than a week left on the December 21st deadline to reach a spending deal and avoid another government shutdown, tensions are high in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, President Trump stated he would refuse to sign a spending bill that did not contain a $5 billion allocation for a border wall. ...… Read More

See All Videos

Aug 14

Watch Now

Legal Updates and Trends in Affirmative Action for Federal Contractors

James Mackey and Laura Mitchell discuss the latest updates and trends in affirmative action for federal contractors.

Watch Now