Web Workshops

Our live and pre-recorded web workshops help employers stay on top of the latest developments and catch up on topics of interest.

What OFCCP’s New Enforcement Rule Means for Federal Contractors

OFCCP has finalized significant changes to its regulations in an effort to codify, for the first time, a formal set of rules the agency must follow when alleging unlawful discrimination discovered during a compliance evaluation.

The rule establishes a framework regarding how discrimination allegations are identified, documented, and communicated to federal contractors, through the use of predetermination notices (PDNs) and notices of violation (NOVs), and will have major implications for federal contractors undergoing a compliance review.

This web workshop will evaluate the pros and cons of the new rule and discuss the potential implications for CWC members moving forward. CWC’s compliance policy experts will also engage in Q&A with the audience throughout the presentation.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Danny Petrella
  • Joe Vele
  • Gilberto Garcia
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 
2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Registration
Member: Free
 


Previously Recorded Web Workshops

Employment Policy After the 2020 Elections

How will the 2020 elections influence the development of federal employment policy? Join CWC Senior Vice President of Policy and Assistant General Counsel, Mike Eastman, for a discussion of how the election results will impact employment policy development on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies responsible for regulating the workplace.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Michael Eastman
Duration: 90 minutes

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Non-Member: $109
 

A Primer on Assigning Employees to AAP Locations

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the traditional workplace, with many employees who did not previously telework now working remotely. All indications are that this trend may continue in some instances even after stay-at-home orders are eventually lifted by state and local governments. For federal contractors subject to the requirements enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), this has raised some questions about how they should account for workers who have or will become telework employees in meeting the company’s compliance obligations. This web workshop offered a fresh look at the rules regarding how many affirmative action programs federal contractors must maintain, how to properly assign employees to an affirmative action program, and in particular the options available for remote workers.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Danny Petrella
  • Joe Vele
  • Gilberto Garcia
Duration: 90 minutes

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Non-Member: $109
 

Crash Course: A Primer on Self-Identification Rules

CWC members were abuzz with questions regarding OFCCP’s new Form CC-305, as well as the agency’s new FAQ regarding how to handle employees who self-identify in a gender other than male or female. From race, ethnicity, and gender, to disability, veteran, and LGBT status, this primer explained the proper format, timing, and use of self-identification data for compliance, diversity, and risk management purposes, and included a review of sample forms and templates for collecting these data.

CWC experts also engaged with the audience for Q&A regarding the mandatory five-year resurvey of employees’ disability status, OFCCP’s non-binary FAQ, and other topics of interest to the membership.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Danny Petrella
  • Joe Vele
  • D’Ontae Sylvertooth
  • Gilberto Garcia

Duration: 90 minutes

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Member: Free
Non-Member: $109
 

Maximizing OFCCP’s New Compliance Assistance Directives

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released three new directives in spring 2020 aimed at further improving the efficiency of its compliance evaluation procedures:

  • Improved Compliance Evaluations
  • Pre-Referral Mediation Program
  • Ombuds Service Supplement and Protocol

In this Web Workshop, CWC’s contract compliance experts analyze all three directives and discuss how they can be effectively utilized and implemented by federal contractors and compliance practitioners during OFCCP compliance evaluations.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Danny Petrella
  • Gilberto Garcia
  • Joe Vele
  • D’Ontae Sylvertooth

Length: 90 minutes

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Member: Free
Non-Member: $109

Layoff Notification Laws During Unsettled Times

The dramatic impact of the coronavirus on business operations has created an environment where many employers are considering significant layoffs. Federal laws requiring employers to provide advanced notice of layoffs have limited exceptions, such as for unforeseen business circumstances. But these must be carefully navigated. In this web workshop, CWC experts discussed considerations that should be top of mind for businesses considering unexpected layoffs. Recorded April 2, 2020.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Michael Eastman
  • Chase Woodley
Length: 60 minutes

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Member: Free
Non-Member: $109

Paid Leave Mandates and COVID-19

Congress passed legislation in March 2020 establishing two new federal leave mandates related to the coronavirus outbreak. Some state and local jurisdictions already had laws that required leave for pandemic outbreaks and others are adopting more. This web workshop walks through what we know about the new federal leave mandates and summarizes similar state and local protections. Recorded March 26, 2020.

Speakers/Facilitators
  • Michael Eastman
  • Michael Bracken
  • Carl Shuman
Length: 90 minutes

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Member: Free
Non-Member: Free

Medical Marijuana: Navigating State Laws To Minimize Risk

MEMBERS ONLY | Join us for an update on state medical marijuana laws and a Q&A with CWC’s medical marijuana compliance expert on navigating ever evolving state requirements. Our discussion will focus on state employment discrimination protections and best practices to minimize employer risk.

Speakers/Facilitators

  • Michael Bracken
  • Chase Woodley
Length: 60 minutes

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Non-Member: $109.00 

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DOL's Proposed Changes to Wage and Hour Rules

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has proposed three significant changes to regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act related to overtime eligibility, proper calculation of overtime, and determination of joint employer status. In this web workshop, CWC's experts summarize the proposed changes and how their adoption could impact employers.


Length: 90 minutes

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Non-Member: $109.00



Be Prepared: EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

In 2016, the EEOC approved significant changes to the EEO-1 reporting requirement that would mandate employers to report summary pay and hours worked data, but the Trump Administration put that requirement on hold. A ruling by a federal district court, in March 2019, suggests that employers will have to file these additional data in the near future. This workshop provides a review of the 2016 revisions and discusses common questions to help prepare employers to comply.





Length: 60 minutes

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Member: Free
Non-Member: $109.00



Surviving an OFCCP Focused Review

As we approached the release of OFCCP’s 2019 audit cycle, the contractor community was abuzz with anticipation (and perhaps some anxiety) about OFCCP’s “focused reviews” of compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Fear not, in this “how to” web workshop, CWC’s contract compliance staff led member organizations through a step-by-step approach on preparing for these reviews. We also answered some of the most frequently asked questions on changes to OFCCP’s CSAL process and engaged CWC members with live Q&A on the compliance challenges they are experiencing.





Length: 120 minutes

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Non-Member: $109.00



Employment Policy After the 2018 Elections

In this November 13, 2018 Member Webcast, CWC Senior Vice President of Policy and Assistant General Counsel, Mike Eastman, led a discussion of how changes in Congress will impact employment policy development on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies responsible for regulating the workplace.





Length: 60 minutes

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Member: $49.00
Non-Member: $109.00



Five Things To Consider Before Auditing Your FLSA Compliance

Performing periodic self-audits for wage and hour compliance can go a long way in helping employers mitigate their legal risks and ensure their policies and practices are up to date. But if a self-audit is conducted without a proper game plan, including buy-in from senior leadership, it can actually magnify an employer’s Fair Labor Standards Act risks rather than mitigate them. This web workshop will identify the five most important considerations – and the strategic decisions that go with them – for employers to understand and address before undertaking any self-audit of their FLSA compliance and risk.

Length: 90 minutes

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Member: $49.00
Non-Member: $109.00


DOL’s New “PAID” Program
 

The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division has announced a new pilot program – the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program – to help employers resolve potential wage and hour violations identified through a self-audit. In this members-only webcast, CWC staff and officials from DOL’s Wage and Hour Division will explain the program’s requirements, describe how employers can participate, and answer key questions. The webcast also will outline the main issues and concerns for employers to consider when deciding whether the new PAID program is right for them.

Length: 60 minutes

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Member: $49.00
Non-Member: $109.00