Tag: Executive Order

Q&A on Affirmative Action Plans for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors have an obligation to create affirmative action plans (AAPs) with the goal of ensuring that both disabled individuals and protected veterans are appropriately represented in their workforce. The regulations that dictate this – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Rehabilitation Assistance Act (VEVRAA) – are changing […]

Ensure Your Training Program Covers All the Legal Bases

Effective training enables your organization to comply with all legal requirements, thereby avoiding costly lawsuits, audits, and fines. Discrimination Because the affirmative defense for sexual harassment has been extended to other forms of discrimination, it is important to provide more specific and varied training on discrimination. The regulations that apply include: Age Discrimination in Employment […]

Retaining Your Best Employees—Five Key Tips

The original talk was called “30 Ideas in 30 Minutes,” but we’ve culled the best fifteen ideas for readers. The panelists were: Andrew Botwin, head of Human Resources for accounting firm Rothstein Kass Kathy Brooks, VP of Employee Experience, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Michael Burchell, Vice President, Global Business Development, The Great Place to Work […]

OFCCP Stepping Up Enforcement

Earlier this year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which is responsible for ensuring that entities doing business with the federal government take affirmative action as required by Executive Order 11246, released its fiscal year 2011 budget request and enforcement initiatives. OFCCP director Patricia A. Shiu said she plans to implement full-scale aggressive […]