Affirmative Action

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs continues to increase its enforcement efforts, with affirmative action programs and planning chiefly among them. Remaining compliant is the key to success.

Phelps Dunbar’s labor and employment team represents clients in the area of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance, affirmative action, pay equity and workplace diversity. Our lawyers can assist federal contractors and subcontractors in numerous states in connection with OFCCP compliance evaluations, including corporate management reviews, from desk audits through onsite evaluations and off-site reviews; negotiated favorable conciliation agreements; and defended clients in enforcement proceedings resulting from OFCCP audits. 

Our lawyers also assist federal contractors and subcontractors with developing affirmative action programs and provide preventive counseling with respect to other federal contractor obligations arising under Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Rehabilitation Act, and other laws and regulations applicable to federal contractors.