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Legal Breakfast Briefing

ERA monthly series of Legal Breakfast Briefings keeps our members in-the-know with local attorneys presenting the latest information on current topics. Click here for more information and dates. 

New AAP Regulations for Government Contractors and Subcontractors

New regulations for Affirmative Action Plans became effective March 24th  and require government contractors and subcontractors to do outreach to organizations that can refer qualified veterans and disabled.  To assist in this outreach, ERA will hold open houses where you can come meet representatives from organizations that may be able to provide qualified candidates to help meet the OFCCP's newly established hiring benchmarks for protected veterans and utilization goals for the disabled, in addtion to minorities and females.  Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 15th from 2:00-4:00 in Columbus or Friday, May 16th from 2:00-4:00 in Cincinnati for this opportunity for outreach.  This is a free service to help keep you compliant.  View Columbus flyer. View Cincinnati flyer.

Employee Posters Available

The Federal Labor Law Poster is now available to purchase through your trusted resource, ERA. To place an order, please call 888-237-9554 or you can order online, please click here.

The newly revised Ohio posters are also available at ERA. Click here to order. (These posters reflect the 2014 minimum wage increase)



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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued their approved Voluntary Self-Identification form for Disability. However, the form has not yet been posted on the OFCCP website, but should be soon.  Click here for a copy of the form. 

Effective Date - This form has been prepared to comply with the new Disability regulations that become effective March 24, 2014.  Contractors are required to begin offering the disabled self-identification form based upon the contractors first plan date after March 24, 2014.  For example, if you have a January 1st plan date you would not be required to offer the disabled identification form until January 1st, 2015.  If your plan date is April 1st then you must offer the new self-identification form beginning April 1st 2014. 

Additional Guidance - The OFCCP has offered some additional guidance regarding compliance.  For example, the tag line that might be used in employment advertisements EEO f/m/d/v is not sufficient according to the Q&A on the OFCCP's website.  Contractors will need to specify veterans (or at a minimum, vet) and disabled. Contractors are required to use this form verbatim for applicants and post offer. If you choose to create an electronically fillable version, the form must display the OMB number and expiration date, use the same font style such as Calibri or Arial and 11-pitch font size.

Employers Resource Association Information Sessions - Employers Resource Association previously offered several information sessions on the new Veterans and Disabled regulations.  ERA will be offering additional sessions for those unable to attend before or who would like another review of the new regulations.  Specific dates and times for these sessions will be provided in next week's ERA Update.


Cincinnati Director, Marketing and Membership Development

Employers Resource Association, (ERA), a local trusted resource for HR Answers and Advice, Training and Development, Legal News and Updates, and HR Consulting Services, has an immediate need for our Director of Marketing and Membership Development role. Read more.

Cincinnati Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Full-time opportunity available for our front-desk position.  Must be able to operate a multi-line phone system, greet members and guests and assist with administrative duties.  Candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook.  Individual must be professional, personable, detail oriented, and have the ability to multi-task. We offer an extremely fast-paced environment, great people and atmosphere, and the opportunity to grow your skills.  Send resume with salary requirements to:

Barb England, e-mail: