Local Attorney Raises Awareness About New Rules for Affirmative Action Programs Affecting Veterans and the Disabled

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving the greater Springfield, Mass. area, today announced Partner Kimberly A. Klimczuk will host an educational webinar for employers regarding new rules released from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The new rules regarding affirmative action programs will affect veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as changes to data collection and self-identification procedures. Rules went into effect on March 24, 2014, and federal contractors must take immediate steps to comply. Attorney Klimczuk will lead the webinar titled, “New Affirmative Action Regulations,” to educate employers Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EST).

“If you are an employer with federal contracts or subcontracts, this program will help you understand your obligations under the new affirmative action program regulations,” said Attorney Klimczuk. “The webinar will also provide guidance on how to bring your existing plans into compliance.”

Specifically, this program will include information on the following changes:

  • Utilization goals for disabled individuals
  • New self-identification requirements
  • Required quantitative measurements and comparisons
  • Benchmark requirements for veterans
  • Specific language required in subcontracts
  • New data collection requirements and best practices

To register for the “New Affirmative Action Regulations” webinar, contact Skoler, Abbott & Presser Office Administrator Jamie Martin via email at JMartin@skoler-abbott.com, by phone (413) 737-4753, or by mail addressed to One Monarch Place, Suite 2000, Springfield, MA. 01144. Registration must include name, title, company name, company address, telephone number and email addresses for attendees along with a $25 registration fee. Checks can be made payable to Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Kimberly Klimczuk joined Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in 2004 following graduation from Duke University School of Law, and became a partner in 2011. Her experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and advising on contract interpretation. She also successfully defends clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including: wage and hour law; discrimination; harassment; wrongful discharge; and breach of contract claims. Additionally, she also assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and has drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them.