About CWC

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) is the nation’s leading employer association dedicated to helping its members understand and manage their workplace compliance requirements and risks.  Founded in 1976 in Washington, D.C. as the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), CWC has a longstanding history as an effective advocate for its members’ interests in the areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and workplace compliance.

Our members are leading employers committed to the principles and practice of equity, inclusion, and the sensible regulation of the U.S. workplace. They include businesses and organizations of all sizes, including for‐profit corporations, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions, and are represented in CWC by their senior-level HR executives, in-house employment counsel, ethics and compliance officers, diversity and inclusion leaders, talent acquisition professionals, and compensation principals. 


CWC’s mission is to:

  • Help our members understand and manage their workplace compliance requirements and risks
  • Facilitate the exchange of practical solutions to common compliance and diversity challenges
  • Advance the sensible and efficient regulation of the U.S. workplace


CWC is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors comprised of a diverse cross-section of the association’s membership.

Officers & Staff

CWC is staffed by an experienced team of labor and employment attorneys, policy analysts, compliance specialists, and member services professionals who serve the association’s member employers by researching, analyzing, and delivering practical information and guidance across all HR functions in the areas of:

  • Fair Employment
  • Contract Compliance
  • State Standards
  • Wage and Hour
  • Labor Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Workplace Immigration

If you have any questions, we’re a phone call or email away.


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CWC Cares

CWC is proud to give back to our community through charitable activities throughout the year.