HR Risk Management
The Arbor Consulting Group uses its unique expertise in human resources, employment law and data systems to assist and partner with Human Resources Departments in managing risk and potential liability. To help minimize risk, Arbor is accomplished in: conducting internal investigations; mock OFCCP and HR audits; internal compensation equity reviews; and providing litigation support and M&A due diligence on OFCCP matters.
Get out in front of employee matters
and potential litigation
Investigations stemming from EEOC/DOL agency charges, employee complaints of harassment, discrimination or other perceived disparate treatment
Structured and confidential approach, designed to minimize disruption
He said /she said situations and matters involving highly-sensitive C-suite employees
Litigation support for large-scale HR/Employment/OFCCP matters
Documents review, data analyses and
investigations to support defense strategies against government and litigant charges
Expert Witness Reports and Testimony on Affirmative Action issues
Documents review for litigation preparation
Affirmative Action Plan review and assessment
Employee relations assessments
EEOC Charge investigations
Statistical analyses of terminations and RIF’s
Mock OFCCP/HR Audits
Find any potential problems before
someone else does
Discover any potential compliance problems before the government or litigants do
OFCCP Mock Audits
HR Department/Functions Audits
Applicant Tracking Systems Management Audits
Assessment of the impact of becoming a federal contractor on an organization
M&A Due Diligence
Do you know what to look for in
assessing any potential liability
from a company's AA Program?
With Arbor's decades-long experience in successfully taking clients through OFCCP audits, we can assess any potential federal contractor liability as your business grows and you are acquiring another company.
“No surprises” is our rule of thumb. Don't become a federal contractor by acquiring an entity that already is one when you didn't expect it. If you are a federal contractor, we can help uncover any unresolved audit issues or agency charges and their associated costs and risks during the M&A process.
Compensation Equity Analysis
Preventative Analysis and
Confidential pay equity studies conducted under attorney-client privilege
Analyses by gender, race, age and other factors
Risk evaluation under Equal Pay Act and Title VII standards
Organization-wide large-or small-scale studies
Am I Really a Federal Contractor
Surprisingly it is not always easy to tell if an organization is a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor
Contract and subcontract language
Separate entity issues for subcontractors/subsidiaries
Grants vs Supply and Service government contracts
Federal financial assistance in construction
The level of requirements based on the level of the contract(s)
The pros and cons of taking federal dollars
Jump-start AA Compliance
Getting up-to-speed as a
new Federal Contractor or Subcontractor
can be overwhelming
Arbor clients receive our complimentary Starter Kit with samples and prototypes, a structured implementation plan and lots of coaching to help ease the burden of becoming compliant with federal contractor requirements
We also can review policies, practices, HRIS and applicant flow data issues and other systems for defense and compliance
A Responsive Arbor SWAT Team
Not aware your organization was a Federal Contractor until you received an OFCCP Audit notice?
Is your OFCCP Audit going south and it looks like major violations - or worse may result?
Found a letter from the DOL that had been floating around the office building for weeks?
Not a Federal Contractor and wondering if you should take the federal dollars?
Did an employee just file a sexual harassment claim against one of your senior leaders?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," immediately contact the Arbor Compliance SWAT Team for help.