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.