Webinar Series Agendaphinshaw2020-07-27T15:33:56+00:00
NILG 2020 Virtual Conference – Webinar Series
Registration is Now Open!
The NILG is excited to host this series of webinars and bring to you many of the sessions which would have been held at the NILG 2020 National Conference. While we would have preferred to be with you in person, we hope you will enjoy the sessions coming to you virtually!
ALL Webinar Times are Eastern Daylight Time.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Registration will be limited to the first 3,000 registrations per session.
July 6, 2020
Webinar Series Kick OFF
Mon, July 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
OFCCP Director Craig Leen will kick off the event with everything OFCCP. Learn what is coming up with the agency for the remainder of 2020.
July 7, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Tue, July 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
Cheri Burgess (Princeton University) and Sam Starks (University of Pennsylvania)
Colleagues from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania lead a discussion that includes their best practices and lessons learned for defining your role; managing internal/external relationships; developing an internal communication plan; utilizing in-house and external counsel; preparing and presenting data and information strategically; preparing for and managing the agency’s phone interviews and on-site review; and more! The session will be interactive to invite knowledge sharing with the aim of every audience member leaving the conversation with more confidence to handle the next agency on-site review. Learning objectives: (1) ensure attendees gain knowledge to better understand and more effectively perform their roles in an onsite review; (2) attendees leave with tangible ways to increase their value to their organizations regardless of the outcome of an agency review; and (3) through sharing best practices and lessons learned, attendees identify resource gaps and process improvements that can be applied at their own organizations.
July 8, 2020
Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Listen to Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy present on the accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and future plans.
July 9, 2020
To FAAP or not to FAAP, That is the Question
Thu, July 9, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Nicole Wetmore (Dell) and Quenton Wright (Charles River Associates)
Using examples of diversity metrics, this session highlights considerations in computing appropriate internal and external benchmarks to monitor progress towards diversity goals and identify areas in need of further outreach effort. Come learn how contractors can measure potential risk under establishment-based AAPs as compared to functional AAPs. Hear about Dell’s transition from establishment-based AAPs to functional AAPs as the speakers weigh the pros and cons of each approach while engaging the audience in their questions.
July 14, 2020
How can Employers Move the Diversity Needle Without Running into Legal Trouble
Thu, July 14, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Nita Beecher and Consuela Pinto (FortneyScott), Paul Francisco (State Street) and Marina Williams (Lockheed Martin)
Employers are under increasing pressure to diversify their workforce and maintain a culture of inclusivity. The pressure to move the needle is significant, particularly for Federal contractors. Striking a balance between innovative diversity and inclusion programs and applicable legal parameters is tricky. Participants will leave with: (1) an understanding of legal requirements; (2) practical recommendations for creating a culture of inclusivity; (3) innovative approaches for achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce at all levels.
July 15, 2020
OFCCP Policy Update
Wed, July 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Tina Williams and Marcus Stergio (OFCCP)
This session will review OFCCP policy updates. Participants will 1) learn about all past, present, and proposed policy updates, 2) Understand the process for making updates to OFCCP policies, and 3) recognize the impact of policies on OFCCP audits and actions.
July 16, 2020
OFCCP’s Early Resolution Conciliation Process: Negotiating the Agreement, OFCCP’s Perspective, the Contractor’s Perspective, and the Practical Realities of Multiple-Establishment Simultaneous Progress Reports
Thu, July 16,, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Alissa Horvitz and Joshua Roffman (Roffman Horvitz, PLC)
The presenters will discuss the OFCCP’s Early Resolution Process Directive, how the negotiation process worked in a real example, the pros and cons of resolving multiple compliance reviews simultaneously, the scope of what OFCCP expects from the employer’s self-audit, and the strategies involved in submitting progress reports for multiple establishments to the same reviewing office.
July 21, 2020
OFCCP Audits – Changed Rules and Changed Strategies for Success
Tues, July 21,, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Mickey Silberman (Silberman Law PC)
In OFCCP audits, things have changed fast and in ways big and small. What does this mean for you and your company? A changed OFCCP means new rules to learn, understand and respond to ensure effective compliance and audit success. In this session, Mickey will practically and strategically “connect the dots” regarding OFCCP’s important audit changes. So join us as we break down what employers need to know now, and do, differently to protect their organizations. During this presentation participants will learn: (1) what OFCCP has changed in audits; (2) what remains the same in audits; (3) how to respond in audits to the OFCCP’s changed approach.
July 22, 2020
OFCCP Branch of Expert Services (BES)
Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Bob LaJeunesse and other BES members
This session will review the activities of the Branch of Expert Services. Participants will (1) Learn what the Branch of Expert Services does, (2) Understand how it coordinates with the regions in audits, and (3) Learn how it identifies and directs audits when compensation issues are found.
July 23, 2020
Compliance on Campus: Guidelines for College and University Recruitment and Selection
Thu, July 23, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Danny Petrella (CWC)
College recruitment programs can take many forms, with each one triggering unique compliance requirements that need to be understood in order to be effectively managed. This session will: (1) examine the key employment laws and regulations that specifically impact campus recruiting programs; (2) identify how common campus recruiting practices can inadvertently run afoul of fundamental EEO compliance and recordkeeping requirements; (3) offer practical guidelines employers can follow to minimize campus recruitment compliance risks.
Berkshire’s Lynn Clements explores common mistakes that employers make when managing employment of individuals with disabilities using an interactive “what would you do” format. Attendees will respond to actual case scenarios from government enforcement actions and will, together, decide the best way to handle each situation. Attendees will learn how to (1) evaluate job qualifications; (2) manage performance of individuals with disabilities; (3) process accommodation and leave requests; (4) request appropriate medical documentation.
For the last nine months NILG and OFCCP have been engaged in a historic series of conversations about standards and best practices for conducting pay equity analyses. NILG has brought together a panel of many of the country’s top labor economists and industrial psychologists engaged by contractors on OFCCP compensation matters to meet and discuss this topic with OFCCP Director Craig Leen and Director of Enforcement Bob LaJeunesse and his staff. In this session the OFCCP and the experts will brief the audience on the important progress made to date. This fast-moving session is especially intended as a learning opportunity with actionable advice for the audience and will present the concepts in an easily understood manner.
An All-Female Pay Panel: “Women-splaining” Pay Equity
Thurs, July 30, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Elizabeth Bradley (Fortney and Scott), Joanna Colosimo and Lisa Harpe (DCI), Michelle Duncan (Jackson Lewis)
An all-female, multi-disciplinary expert panel will converge to discuss their perspective on pay equity, the Pay Gap, and the Glass Ceiling. Learning objectives: (1) developing knowledge on the interconnection between pay equity and glass ceiling analytics to provide organizational recommendations; (2) avoiding pitfalls when implementing salary remediation strategies; (3) developing practical strategies for establishing a successful pay equity or glass ceiling project- with a focus on the end result and impact it will create.
What Other Regulations and Laws Impact Your Compliance Obligations?
Tue, Aug 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Laura A. Mitchell (Jackson Lewis)
In the affirmative action world, there are more than just the three OFCCP governing regulations that dictate employer compliance. Join us as we explore other labor and employment laws that regulate and define who is an employee and the protections they must be afforded, including their impact on EEO-1 reporting and AAP preparation. Learning objectives: (1) identify other laws and regulations that govern treatment of federal contractor employees; (2) learn about potential inconsistencies and/or uncertainties raised by these other labor and employment laws; (3) obtain suggestions for developing plans to help HR and Compliance partner to ensure compliance.
Expanding the Talent Pool: Leading Practices in Disability Disclosure and Inclusion
Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Carol Glazer (NOD), Craig Leen and Tina Williams (OFCCP)
Our panel will describe how pacesetting companies are building cultures of trust where applicants and employees feel safe in disclosing their disabilities, both visible and nonvisible. Attendees will learn practical steps that have effectively increased self-disclosure rates in leading companies and enabled organizations to successfully hire and retain talent with disabilities. Attendees will also become better able to gauge their own progress in disability disclosure against the latest benchmarks in findings from the 2018 Disability Employment Tracker survey.
Thurs, Aug 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Patrick McNiel and Pam Pujo (Affirmity)
By comparing results from the 2015 and 2019 Strategic Diversity Measurement surveys, we can see where the needle has moved and pinpoint what organizations need to do to advance their D&I goals. In this presentation, we’ll cover: (1) strategic measurement as a tool to advance D&I initiatives; (2) research on the impact of organizational maturity in relation to strategic tasks; (3) improvements and best practices implemented by advanced organizations.
21st Century: Video, Online and Biometrics Considerations
Tue, Aug 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Candee Chambers (DirectEmployers) and Rosemary Cox (DCI)
Job interviews come in all shapes and sizes: phone, in-person, group, behavioral, video, and more. Come explore what the research shows, biases, choosing the best type and the risks associated with each. Attendees will leave with a more robust knowledge of interviewing types, practical guidance, and a list of resources. Can you still use an interview type with risks and be successful? Join this discussion and let’s have some fun while we are at it!
Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT David Cohen (DCI), Patty Davidson and Robert LaJeunesse (OFCCP)
In a typical year OFCCP conducts around 4,000 compliance evaluations that result in tens of millions of dollars in in back pay and benefits for tens of thousands of American workers. However, these summary data describe only a small part of the agency’s overall enforcement picture. Each year a FOIA request is submitted to obtain all OFCCP settlements and a review is done on every OFCCP settlement. This presentation will (1) detail the results of the prior year’s fiscal data, (2) discuss trends over time, and (3) discuss future enforcement activities.
Thu, Aug 13, 2020, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Guy Brenner (Proskauer), Federick Holt (Resolution Economics) and Justine Gayle (Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.)
This program will empower contractors to take advantage of the CSAL to get prepared for the scheduling letter. Participants will learn what they can do to get ready – with practical guidance and tips from an in-house practitioner, outside counsel and labor economist – including: (1) the impact of the new scheduling letters on audit preparation; (2) common pitfalls of audit preparation and how to avoid them; (3) how to get buy-in from the top.
Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Patrick Nooren (Biddle) and Nicolas Paul (Kairos)
Learn to map job titles to census codes, identify feeder pools, assign weights and determine labor areas. If results don’t look reasonable, what are the options? This workshop covers the impact of job group creation on goals, disparities and compensation. Instructions are provided to help you perform analysis on under-utilization, data collection, outreach, comparing applicant data to external availability and identification of trends. How to use AAP metrics for your Diversity & Inclusion initiatives will also be reviewed.
The Not-So-Distant Future of Compensation Under Functional Programs
Thurs, Aug 20, 2020, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Mike Aamodt and Keli Wilson (DCI)
The difficulty of pay equity analyses may be compounded under functional affirmative action plans (FAAPs) given larger group sizes that cross geographical areas. A discussion on compensation analysis approaches under FAAPs is imperative given recent OFCCP efforts to encourage contractors to develop FAAPs. In this session, participants will learn: (1) how to approach compensation analyses under a FAAP lens; (2) what the methodology considerations are for creating pay groupings; (3) what critical factors should be explored and modeled; (4) return on investment reflections learned from research.
The Future is Now: Navigating through the intersections of AI, Recruiting Technologies
Tues, Aug 25, 2020, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT Jason Capili (PWC) and Valerie Hoffman (Seyfarth Shaw)
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes integrated into everyday recruiting, advancements in employment and data privacy laws and regulations have also evolved, resulting in unchartered areas of risks with which businesses will need to be mindful. In this presentation, we will explore and learn about (1) various AI and recruiting technology advancement utilized by employers; (2) the benefits and risks associated when using them; (3) strategies to consider when integrating AI-based technologies into everyday recruiting.
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT Nakisha Pugh, PepsiCo and CVS Health
EARN’s Inclusion@Work framework provides a path toward a workplace that is more inclusive for people with disabilities. This session will engage the EDI Award Winners, PepsiCo and CVS Health, in a discussion of their journey to more inclusive work environments. EARN will introduce each of the seven elements of the Inclusion@Work Framework which include (1) inclusive business culture, (2) outreach and recruitment, (3) talent acquisition and retention processes, (4) reasonable accommodations, (5) external and internal communication of policies and practices, (6) accessible information and communication technology, and (7) accountability and self-identification. After each element, PepsiCo and CVS Health will share strategies that enhanced their efforts in each of these areas.
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT John C. Fox (Fox, Wang, & Morgan, P.C.)
John Fox will candidly discuss the most important OFCCP developments since the last NILG annual meeting and provide his unique insights into where OFCCP has been and where it is going. Drawing on his experience to help run the OFCCP and then, in private practice thereafter, taking hundreds of contractors through audits and sometimes ensuing litigation, John will also discuss the practical implications to contractors of OFCCP’s ever-changing compliance requirements and the agency’s current enforcement initiatives.