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Webinar: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Affirmative Action

Start:
December 15, 2016 10:30 am
End:
December 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Cost:
110/129/159
Organizer:
Laurie Silvey
Phone:
217-522-5512
Email:
lsilvey@ilchamber.org
Venue:
online

Taught by attorney Heather Bailey Register
| SmithAmundsen LLC

FLASH: This webinar will cover the new regulations related to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, discuss the utilization analysis, benchmarks, goals and self-identification requirements and obligations for employers, as well as, the minimum wage and paid sick law requirements for contractors. You’ll learn what your obligations are as a federal contractor so you can avoid penalties and successfully defend your organization in the event of an audit.

The Good part of affirmative action for the employer is its goal: that all persons be treated equal. Who can argue with that?

The Bad part of the government’s Affirmative Action policy is that it requires companies who do business with the federal government to annually prepare an inordinate amount of paperwork involving what can be an extremely complex analysis of the company’s employment practices – recruiting efforts, applications, hiring, firing, promotions, etc.

The Ugly part of the government’s Affirmative Action practices is that it gives the OFCCP Compliance Officers the legal right to examine any and all of the company’s employment transactions searching out anything they see that might be discrimination and then take action against the company on behalf of the affected employees for what can be millions of dollars. In essence, the OFCCP second guesses all of the company’s decisions and if it disagrees, asks the company officials to defend their actions.

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