Berkshire is a human resources and technology firm specializing in affirmative action, pay equity, and DEI&A.
Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D is Berkshire’s Compensation Services Manager. His department is responsible for performing Proactive Pay Equity, providing comprehensive analyses and recommendations to clients under OFCCP audit, and setting the direction for Berkshire’s other HR and Compensation services, such as wage gap reporting, market analysis, and more traditional Industrial Psychology work.
With more than 20 years of experience in research methodology, data analysis, and HR process development, Thomas brings to Berkshire’s clients expert level services and recommendations. Thomas holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and his background includes working for small boutique firms, Fortune 100 companies, and as a professor of business and statistics at US and International Universities.
Maryelena is the Senior Director of Affirmative Action Plans & Contractor Compliance at Michael Best & Friedrich. She draws on her extensive background as an employment attorney, affirmative action consultant, and employee relations manager to assist clients in navigating the complex statutes and regulations governing compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements binding federal contractors. Clients rely on Maryelena’s experience and ability to provide practical advice and compliance strategies tailored to their business and corporate environment.
Maryelena concentrates on designing affirmative action programs and advising government contractors on implementation of the systems and processes necessary to comply with Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. In addition to providing carefully crafted affirmative action programs, Maryelena works with the human resources personnel, company counsel, and senior executives in implementing legal and human resources strategies surrounding affirmative action compliance. Her lengthy experience as both an employment attorney and consultant make her uniquely qualified to provide this key strategic advice.
Berkshire is a human resources consulting and technology firm that specializes in helping companies build their ideal, balanced workforce. As an industry leader, we specialize in applicant management, compensation management, affirmative action, workforce planning, diversity, and professional training. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Berkshire is among the most trusted names in the business. .
Michael Best is a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients around the world. The firm has more than 400 legal professionals, including more than 300 attorneys, serving clients in 19 offices across the U.S. in Colorado; Illinois; North Carolina; Texas; Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Wisconsin. Michael Best’s areas of practice include: intellectual property; labor and employment relations (including employee benefits); litigation; corporate; government relations, political law and public policy; privacy and cybersecurity; real estate; regulatory; tax; and wealth planning. The firm serves a variety of industries, such as advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, banking and financial services, digital technology, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, higher education, and life sciences. For more information, visit michaelbest.com.