Affirmative Action Compliance Update

Webinar: ID# 1020210
Recorded CD
About This Course:
When was the last time you updated your narrative plan documents, your applicant self-identification forms, and your statistical and adverse impact analysis? If a letter from the OFCCP is in your mailbox today, are you confident that your plan will pass muster?

As you update your plan documents for 2016, take 90 minutes for an in-depth review of recent changes to the regulatory requirements and best practices that affect each aspect of your plan and related forms. Identify areas for improvement in your plan and compliance efforts, and become familiar with the OFCCP's current audit practices and regulatory focus.


  • Executive Order 11246
  • Coverage and Exemption Issues
  • Overview of Requirements for Service Contractors and Construction Contractors
  • Affirmative Action Programs for Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities
Crunching the Numbers
  • Adverse Impact Analysis
  • Tips on Conducting Required Statistical Analysis and Reports
  • Massaging Your Data, Without Running Afoul of the Rules
  • Who Is an Applicant?
  • Internet Applicant Obligations and Recordkeeping
OFCCP Enforcement Update
  • New and Emerging Issues
  • Strategies for Surviving an Audit
What's Next for Covered Contractors?
About The Presenter

James K. Cowan, Jr., Esq.
  • Chairman and founder of CowanPerry PC in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virgina
  • Practice focuses on labor and employment counsel, and litigation
  • Represents a number of employers in the mid-Atlantic region, ranging from high-tech start-ups to large manufacturers
  • 18 years litigation experience in federal and state courts across Virginia defending wrongful discharge claims, claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and claims of sexual harassment, and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Focuses on assisting clients with compliance obligations under the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and Executive Order 11246 compliance, including preparation of affirmative action plans and responding to OFCCP audits
  • Frequent speaker and corporate trainer for companies on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, FMLA and ADA compliance, the Fair Labor Standards Act, diversity and affirmative action, conducting workplace investigations, hiring and firing, and union free management
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar; the Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section; board member for the New River Valley Society for Human Resource Management; currently serves as general counsel to the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, and as chairman of the New River Valley Regional Executive Council
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬«, Labor and Employment Law; selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor
Affirmative Action Compliance Update
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