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.

Berkshire Submits Comments on EEOC’s Proposed Changes to EEO-1 Report—States EEOC Under-Estimates Burden to Companies

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on May 25, 2016 5:53:37 PM


In 2014, Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed federal contractors file an annual
Equal Pay Report, in response to President Obama’s directive in Memorandum, Advancing Pay Equality through  Compensation Data Collection—mandating contractors submit pay data. Emerging from industry feedback and contractor comments collected from the agency, OFCCP coordinated with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend what we know as the Employer Information Report (EEO-1).

Berkshire Associates' Lynn Clements to Present at SHRM Employment Law Conference

Posted by Berkshire Associates on May 19, 2016 6:56:49 PM

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SHRM’s 2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference to Review OFCCP’s Compliance Updates
Berkshire compliance expert to discuss 2016 requirements and how to prepare


COLUMBIA, MD—March 8, 2016,
Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates Inc., will discuss Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) newest policies and compliance requirements in her presentation, “Managing Change: An Overview of the 2016 OFCCP Updates,” at SHRM’s 2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference. This presentation will take place on March 15.

Berkshire Releases White Paper on 2016 OFCCP Compliance Trends

Posted by Berkshire Associates on May 19, 2016 6:54:29 PM

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New Year, New Compliance: What to Focus on in 2016
HR white paper examines the changes to compliance regulations in the year ahead

COLUMBIA, MD—February 25, 2016, Berkshire Associates, a leading human resources consulting and technology firm, releases its latest white paper, New Year, New Compliance: What to Focus on in 2016. This paper examines the changes that will impact compliance in the year ahead, including Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) anticipated enforcement agenda, and how federal contractors can prepare.

Berkshire Appoints Cheryl Boyer as Vice President of Client Services

Posted by Berkshire Associates on May 19, 2016 6:50:49 PM

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COLUMBIA, MD—February 5, 2016,
Berkshire Associates Inc., a leading human resource consulting and technology firm, announces the appointment of Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, as its Vice President of Client Services. With over 30 years of HR experience, Cheryl provides strategic direction on solving clients’ business issues and ensuring consistent and reliable delivery of Berkshire’s solutions.

Cheryl’s appointment strengthens Berkshire’s mission to provide clients with stellar solutions and services. Her past experience successfully executing corporate-wide, multi-level HR strategies, and serving as a trusted partner to C-suite executives, adds to Berkshire’s objective to continue to satisfy the demands of Fortune 500 companies, and corporations with sizeable workforces. In support of this objective, Cheryl will provide guidance on policies, procedures, and operations that serve to enhance the client experience.

Berkshire Releases Applicant Tracking Case Study on National Beverage Company

Posted by Berkshire Associates on May 19, 2016 6:36:17 PM

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Prominent Bottling Company Brings Recruiting Process into the Digital Age
How Admiral Beverage Company Streamlined its Applicant Tracking Processes with BALANCEtrak

COLUMBIA, MD, February 4, 2016—Berkshire Associates Inc., a leading human resources consulting and technology firm, releases a case study examining how Admiral Beverage Corporation (Admiral) went from using paper-based applications to an automated applicant tracking software—and how it saved the company time, money, and productivity.

Admiral, a leading bottling corporative with approximately 2,000 employees and 400 new hires per year, was in desperate need of a better way to manage its applicant processes.