Click here to register for the webinar: Counting Heads: The New Affirmative Action Plan Requirements
About this program:
Since March 24, 2014, in addition to their responsibilities to collect demographic data regarding race, gender, and ethnicity, federal contractors are now required to collect demographic data related to applicant and employee classification as a protected veteran under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) or as an individual with a disability under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The ALFA Counting Heads Webinar will provide federal contractors with advice on how to update employment practices to comply with theses new regulations. Seminar participants will learn about the hiring benchmarks they must establish, what it means to "take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain" veterans and individuals with disabilities, the changes that need to be made to Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs), how you can get applicants or current employees to "self-identify" as a veteran or a person with a disability, and more!
Come hear attorneys Schaun Henry and Colleen Lewis explain how these new rules impact every federal government contractor and subcontractor and what you MUST do to be compliant.
Schaun D. Henry is a partner of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ALFA International law firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC., where he provides representation and counseling to employers on a wide range of federal, state, and local labor and employment matters. Mr. Henry provides guidance for employers on unfair labor practices and other labor relations issues, as well as providing representation for employers at labor arbitrations and negotiations. He has lectured extensively on many of these topics and has conducted training sessions for human resources professionals as well. Before undertaking the practice of law, Mr. Henry served in the Armed Forces, concluding his service as a major in the United States Army Special Forces. He is a graduate of West Chester University and the Dickinson School of Law.
Colleen P. Lewis is a partner in the Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky ALFA International Law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. Ms. Lewis represents employers on a wide array of traditional labor and employment issues, including wage hour class action litigation, discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act compliance, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. She has extensive experience handling collective bargaining and representing companies before the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Lewis' practice also includes drafting Affirmative Action Plans and she has represented several companies before the OFCCP. Ms. Lewis is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky and has handled employment litigation and labor issues in 13 states and several federal courts across the mid-west. The Cincinnati, Ohio Chamber of Commerce selected Ms. Lewis to its annual list of WE Lead 100 Wise Women and she serves as a mentor for the Ohio Supreme Court New Lawyer Program. Ms. Lewis received her B.S. and her J.D. from Northern Kentucky University.