Labor and Employment
Affirmative Action & Diversity
Companies now celebrate and seek to leverage the complexity of their workforce. The most successful Bryan Cave clients embrace the uniqueness of each and every employee to the broadest extent possible. The in-house counsel and human resources professionals who have led this revolution see the results in workforce productivity, employee engagement and corporate sustainability. We provide creative methods to expand this success and immediate interpretations of new legal developments in this arena.
Moreover, our experience shows that implementing effective affirmative action programs, often required by law, requires forethought and meticulous planning. The OFCCP can present unique challenges, as can private affirmative action efforts. As the law in this area is complex, Bryan Cave’s attorneys strive to simplify the task of achieving compliance.
The goal of obtaining a diverse workforce, as an element of or separate from formal affirmative action, is extremely important in our global and interactive world. We design strategies for dealing with recruiting competition. We apply past experiences to rapidly train clients on the latest diversity concerns, such as generational differences or evolving religious discrimination issues. And we stand ready to analyze and advocate should problems arise in spite of the best intentions.