Affirmative Action

When a company performs work under a government contract or is a recipient of government funds, there are often affirmative action obligations imposed. In some cases, a company may need to implement a sophisticated written affirmative action plan designed to increase the number of minorities and/or females in the workforce, or in certain positions. We advise employers in the development and writing of affirmative action plans as well as in their annual record keeping and administration of the plan. It is important to design a plan that meets the requirements of the law and that actually produces the intended results, without unduly burdening the employer or compromising the quality of the work force. An affirmative action plan that is not efficiently designed and administered can result in loss of funding, reverse discrimination and may cause an employer to assume burdens greater than required by law.