CWC 2021 CD&I Summit

When
6/8/2021 1:00 PM - 6/11/2021 12:00 PM
Where
Online, Online

Program

   

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

 
1:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor plays one of the most important roles in developing and enforcing the rules governing the employer-employee relationship. From the affirmative action requirements enforced by DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, to the overtime, minimum wage, and child labor requirements enforced by its Wage and Hour Division, DOL’s policy and enforcement priorities affect each and every CWC member in significant ways. This keynote presentation will examine the Biden Administration’s DOL policy and enforcement priorities that are likely to impact our members’ compliance and diversity programs.
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
1:15 PM

As the nation’s chief workplace civil rights enforcement agency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission plays a central role shaping – and enforcing – the fundamental nondiscrimination requirements affecting employers’ compliance, diversity and inclusion, and workplace risk management programs. This session will feature a discussion with senior EEOC leadership touching on numerous policy and enforcement priorities before the agency in the coming year.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

Employers holding federal contracts are held to higher workplace standards, particularly when it comes to their compliance, diversity, and inclusion programs for women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The federal contract “bargain” requires meaningful outreach and recruitment efforts, effective monitoring of recruitment and selection data, and careful analysis of compensation data, to name just a few. This session will feature a discussion with senior OFCCP leadership on OFCCP’s plans for administering, enforcing, and assisting federal contractors with the enhanced compliance requirements applicable to federal contractors.
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is responsible for administering and enforcing some of the most important laws affecting the U.S. workplace, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Davis-Bacon Act, the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, and even certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the Consumer Credit Protection Act. In this session, policy experts will discuss how the priorities of the Biden Administration are likely to impact the Wage and Hour Division’s regulatory and enforcement agenda in the areas of minimum wage, overtime, job-protected leave, joint employment, and more.
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
4:15 PM

CWC policy experts review, analyze—and provide color commentary on—the major legal, regulatory, policy, and enforcement issues discussed throughout the day by federal regulators from the Labor Department, DHS, the EEOC, and others. These daily “debrief” sessions will give attendees a chance to ask questions and explore the practical implications behind existing and anticipated workplace policy and regulatory requirements in an off-the-record setting.
Time
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
5:15 PM

Wednesday, 09 June 2021

 
It’s been three years since the EEOC launched the Office of Enterprise Data & Analytics (OEDA) to overhaul – and oversee – almost all of the agency’s data-related functions, including the collection, tabulation, analysis, and publication of employer EEO-1 data. This session will feature a recap of what OEDA has accomplished thus far, and a discussion about OEDA’s priorities and its plans moving forward to improve the efficiency and quality of EEOC’s data collection and analytics functions.
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

Among the most important, but least visible, agencies in the Department of Labor is that of the Solicitor of Labor. In addition to coordinating all Labor Department litigation, the Solicitor’s office is deeply involved in the development of regulations, guidance, and policy throughout the Department. This session will examine the Department’s enforcement and policy priorities under the Biden Administration from the perspective of DOL’s top lawyers.
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM

SCOTUSblog publisher and advocate Tom Goldstein returns with his lively and always popular take on the U.S. Supreme Court. Tom will offer his perspective on the major cases decided—and still to be decided—by the court in 2021. He’ll also offer his thoughts on how the High Court’s decisions in these cases might affect employer compliance and risk mitigation efforts, and share insights into what other significant cases may be in the Court’s pipeline.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

OFCCP’s Ombuds Service was established during former Director Craig Leen’s tenure to facilitate the fair and equitable resolution of external stakeholder concerns, including matters raised by federal contractors, contractor representatives and complainants, by working with district and regional offices as a conflict resolution liaison. With more than a full year under his belt, we check in with OFCCP Ombudsman Marcus Stergio to discuss the successes and challenges of the program thus far, patterns and themes that have emerged, and his thoughts on when, where, and how organizations can bring their OFCCP-related concerns to his attention.
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
1:15 PM

The landscape of pay equity and pay discrimination risk continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with new requirements — and new pressures — arising with each new local or state “fair pay” law, international reporting or disclosure requirement, activist shareholder campaign, or “grass roots” pay transparency movement. In this session, a panel of CWC staff members will analyze all of the latest state, local, and even international pay equity developments and explain their practical implications for employers.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

The social justice movements we have witnessed over the last year have prompted a renewed emphasis from institutional shareholders pushing for employers to disclose their confidential demographic data and EEO-1 Reports. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for responding to these initiatives, CWC’s policy experts will discuss the pros and cons of releasing these data, the options available to companies, and share their thoughts on a few practical insights gained from their own experiences working with employers over the past year.
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

State and local jurisdictions continue to complicate enterprise-wide compliance solutions by enacting new laws on a host of workplace issues, including paid leave, LGBTQ protections, pay data reporting, non-compete agreements, and mandatory promotion postings. In this session, CWC staff experts will discuss the newest trends in state and local workplace laws and the resources available to help our members stay on top of them.
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
4:15 PM

CWC policy experts review, analyze—and provide color commentary on—the major legal, regulatory, policy, and enforcement issues discussed throughout the day by federal regulators from the Labor Department, DHS, the EEOC, and others. These daily “debrief” sessions will give attendees a chance to ask questions and explore the practical implications behind existing and anticipated workplace policy and regulatory requirements in an off-the-record setting.
Time
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
5:15 PM

Thursday, 10 June 2021

 
CWC policy experts will review the newly released 2018 EEO Tabulation, examine key demographic changes by industry, occupation, and geography, and discuss how these changes may impact diversity planning and programs. We also review how the new file compares to the 2010 EEO Tabulation it replaces and discuss how and when organizations may begin using the data for their AAPs.
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes detailed statistics on the race, ethnicity and gender diversity of the nation’s college and university graduates, right down to specific majors, degree levels, and even schools. And each year, CWC’s team of analysts processes these data to make them available – and useful – for our members to factor into their compliance and D&I programs. In this session, we’ll walk through where and how these graduate diversity statistics can be used by CWC members to develop and measure their progress against refined CD&I recruitment and representation benchmarks.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Now more than ever, employers are recognizing the importance of diversity programs that not only “move the needle,” but prioritize inclusion and instill a sense of belonging in the workplace. It’s common for the journey toward an effective inclusion program to meet unexpected roadblocks and other challenges. In this plenary session, a panel of CWC member representatives will discuss real challenges employers face in developing diversity and inclusion programs, strategies that have worked to overcoming those challenges, and lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Time
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
1:15 PM

Accurate, relevant, and objective data are critical to establishing and measuring progress against diversity goals, especially when those goals involve one or more representational components. Compliance practitioners stand in the unique position of being able to meaningful contribute to this conversation and help their organizations understand exactly what is achievable, and just how high the ceiling can be. In this session, we examine lesser-known (but powerful) analytical techniques organizations can use to establish numerical diversity and inclusion goals and benchmarks, and how to communicate the results to management.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
2:15 PM

D&I thought leaders Steve Bucherati and Joyce Aiko McCulloch will join CWC’s Joe Lakis in a conversation about today’s most pressing diversity & inclusion priorities and offer practical advice on how CWC members can effectively overcome common D&I challenges.
Time
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM

As more employers continue to recognize and emphasize the importance of diversity to their operations, organizations have been developing and testing different strategies for supplying hiring managers with diverse candidate “slates” when filling vacancies. And whether those efforts are targeted to women, minorities, veterans, or persons with disabilities, the line between what’s prohibited and permitted can sometimes be difficult to see. This session will examine how employers can lawfully consider, and use, diversity-related demographics when designing and implementing their compliance and diversity programs. We will establish a framework for evaluating the risks and benefits of common diverse slate practices, including those based upon the popular “Rooney Rule” and “Mansfield Rule,” and illustrate how to use to data to assess whether these programs are working as intended.
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
4:15 PM

CWC policy experts review, analyze—and provide color commentary on—the major legal, regulatory, policy, and enforcement issues discussed throughout the day by federal regulators from the Labor Department, DHS, the EEOC, and others. These daily “debrief” sessions will give attendees a chance to ask questions and explore the practical implications behind existing and anticipated workplace policy and regulatory requirements in an off-the-record setting.
Time
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
5:15 PM

Friday, 11 June 2021

 
Our last day of the conference kicks off with a facilitated discussion with CWC member company representatives, discussing the latest developments and trends in OFCCP’s audit and enforcement activities. The panel will discuss their experiences managing a variety of OFCCP audits across multiple districts and regions and share what changes they have seen thus far under the Biden Administration.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

Employers looking for a return to work “playbook” following the unprecedented global pandemic have precious little to reference. From vaccinations, religious accommodations, and medical inquiries, to COVID-19 leave and telework policies, and commuting requirements, challenges abound. This facilitated discussion will feature a panel of in-house attorneys from CWC member companies, discussing the legal and practical challenges their companies face in returning to work, and the solutions they have developed along the way.
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10:15 AM

Time
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
11:45 AM

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