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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).