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May Webinar: Affirmative Action Plan

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Arrow Benefits Group

(707) 992-3780

Do You Have an Affirmative Action Plan?
Maybe You Should.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the agency charged with ensuring affirmative action compliance by federal contractors and subcontractors, is now aggressively enforcing this requirement.  Before you shake your head and let out a sigh of relief with the confident knowledge that your company is not a federal contractor, we encourage you to explore this matter further.

Nearly one in four American workers is employed by a federal contractor, representing close to 200,000 businesses with contracts in excess of $700 billion.  There are a number of ways to become a federal contractor that do not involve entering into a direct contract with a governmental agency.  For instance, your company may be a federal contractor if your parent, subsidiary or affiliate is a federal contractor -- regardless of whether your company does any work on federal contracts.  And if your company does a certain amount of business with a federal contractor, your company will be considered a federal subcontractor -- required to maintain a written affirmative action plan and abide by the same duties and obligations as a federal contractor.

The OFCCP has made it clear that it intends to conduct a record number of affirmative action audits this year.  Failing to have an appropriate affirmative action plan in place can result in a wide range of penalties, including your company being barred from future government contracts and/or costly fines.  We will show you how to develop and implement an individualized and proactive affirmative action program and plan.  You will also receive practical tips and lessons learned from the numerous affirmative action plans we have drafted and OFCCP audits we have defended.

If you have more questions or would like to register for this webinar, please contact us.

Monica M. Fanning, Of Counsel - Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Monica Fanning handles all types of employment-related litigation, including claims for age, race, sex, disability, religious and national origin discrimination arising under the various civil rights laws, as well as claims involving family leave issues, wage and hour matters and breach of contract. She also spends a significant portion of her time providing preventive counseling, training, audits, policy reviews, drafting of contracts and defense of claims in the administrative setting.

This series is brought to you by your Member Firm of United Benefit Advisors - a member-owned alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms and one of the nation's five largest employee benefits advisory organizations - and Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, with offices throughout the Midwest and more than a century of experience providing legal counsel.

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