Tis the Season: Berkshire Completes Third Annual Holiday Charitable Giving Drive

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Dec 14, 2016 2:07:54 PM

Berkshire recently completed its third annual Holiday Charitable giving Drive benefiting the Women’s Housing Coalition (WHC). Berkshire employees bought a total of 175 gifts which will be distributed to 31 children living at WHC homes. In addition to the gifts, Berkshire also donated $7,500 to WHC.

Berkshire Completes Donation Drive on Behalf of the National Remember Our Troops Campaign

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Dec 13, 2016 4:34:35 PM

Recently, Berkshire collected 27 handwritten “Get Well” cards, and 56 “Thank You” cards on behalf of the The National Remember our Troops Campaign (NROTC). In addition to the cards, Berkshire also donated $614 to this great cause! NROTC is a military and Veterans’ charity dedicated to remembering the service and sacrifice of all military service members and all Veterans and their families; supporting those in need and letting them know they’re not forgotten.

Berkshire Walks to End Alzheimer's

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Sep 30, 2016 2:26:42 PM

On September 24, 2016 Berkshire employees and their families joined members of the community for the Alzheimer's Association's  2016 Howard County Walk to End Alzheimer's. Participants solicited sponors, and the team raised $2,490. Berkshire then matched that for a total of $4,980! The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The fight for a cure to end Alzheimer's is a cause near to Berkshire's heart because in 2012 our founder, Dawn S. Hyde, passed away from the disease. 

Berkshire Soars at 2016 ILG National Conference

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Aug 10, 2016 12:57:32 PM

August 2-5 Berkshire Associates Inc. attended the 2016 ILG National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The theme of this conference was "First in Flight: Soaring to New Heights in Compliance." From speaking during three sessions to hosting a jazz and art-filled event on a rooftop, Berkshire soared at this year's conference. Here's our 2016 ILG National Conference experience:

Beth Ronnenburg Discusses OFCCP Updates and Compliance at North Texas ILG Event

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Jul 19, 2016 3:21:52 PM

Columbia, MD—July 19, 2016, Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President of Berkshire Associates, will share her compliance expertise during two informative presentations at a Northern Texas Industry Liaison Group event on July 21.

Senior HR Consultant Cindy Karrow Discusses Final Rule on Pay Transparency During Webinar

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on Jun 22, 2016 11:50:19 AM

Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Berkshire Associates Inc., discusses Final Rule on Pay Transparency and its impact on organizations in her presentation, “Talking Pay by the Water Cooler: Strategies for Managing Pay Transparency in the Office, and Other Pay Equity Regulations,” during a Clear Law Institute Webinar on June 29.

Berkshire Completes Donation Drive for National Children's Center

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on Jun 15, 2016 10:42:31 AM

Recently, employees of Berkshire Associates generously donated clothing, bedding, books, toys, shoes, and many more useful items to the National Children’s Center (NCC.)  NCC’s mission is to provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live full, meaningful, and valued lives as members of their community.

Lynn Clements Presents at SHRM 2016 Conference on OFCCP Audits and ADA/EEO

Posted by Mary Madden on Jun 14, 2016 3:43:14 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 14, 2016, Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, will give attendees the tools to survive an Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit and review best practices employers should take for effective leave and disability management, in her two SHRM 2016 Annual Conference sessions on June 20 and 21. 

Berkshire Compliance Experts Present "Talking Pay by the Water Cooler" at AAAED National Conference in Washington D.C.

Posted by Berkshire Associates on Jun 3, 2016 12:16:06 PM

COLUMBIA, MD—June 1, 2016, Sybil Randolph and Suzanne Keys of Berkshire Associates Inc., will discuss the Final Rule on Pay Transparency and its impact on organizations in their presentation, “Talking Pay by the Water Cooler: Strategies for Managing Pay Transparency in the Office, and Other Pay Equity Regulations,” at AAAED’s 2016 National Conference & Meeting. Their presentation takes place on Wednesday, June 8.

Berkshire Presents on Section 503 and VEVRAA at New Jersey ILG Event

Posted by Berkshire Associates on May 31, 2016 2:52:01 PM

Katie Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP, of Berkshire Associates will present at the New Jersey Industry Liaison Group on June 10. The presentation will discuss how Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) is enforcing its most recent Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) and Protected Veterans (PV) regulations in her timely presentation, “Under the Microscope: How the Government Will Examine Your Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance. 

With recent statutory and regulatory changes, employers are facing greater scrutiny of the impact their employment practices have on IWD and PV. This informative session will review proven strategies for compliance based on OFCCP and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcement activities under VEVRAA, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA.