Affirmative Action Programs and OFCCP Compliance

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Government contracts are often a critical source of business to many companies. However, companies that rely on governmental work are frequently required to comply with federal and state affirmative action and equal employment opportunity requirements (AAP/EEO) to obtain and maintain their government contracts. Due to the complexity of the AAP/EEO laws and regulations as well as aggressive enforcement activities by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and other state and local entities, the risks of being audited and found noncompliant have skyrocketed. Consequently, government contractors more than ever need a trusted, experienced partner to assist them in successfully navigating the AAP/EEO regulatory maze.