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|President Obama Issues Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage For Federal Contractor Employees|
Connie N. Bertram, Daniel J. Davis; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014Yesterday, President Obama issued an Executive Order to increase the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors to $10.10 an hour. President Obama announced the Order at his State of the Union address last month. The Executive Order states that “[r]aising the pay of...
|Trade Group Seeks Greater Legal Protections For Contractors Operating In War Zones|
Daniel J. Davis; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014Earlier this week, the Professional Services Council filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of a writ of certiorari of a Third Circuit decision regarding contractor immunity in war zones. The case involves a wrongful death suit by the estate of a member of the military...
|OPM to Federalize Background Checks in Wake of Snowden Scandal/Navy Yard Shooting|
Michael J. Graham; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014On February 6, 2014, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that the agency will federalize the “quality review process” of its background investigations. OPM had previously engaged federal contractors to conduct agency background investigations, including the quality review...
|Supreme Court’s Sandifer Decision Is Not Just About Changing Clothes|
Fredric C. Leffler, Marc A. Mandelman, Katharine H. Parker, Leslie E. Silverman, Allan H. Weitzman; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014In Sandifer et al. v. United States Steel Corp., a unanimous Supreme Court clarified the meaning of "changing clothes" found in Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA" or "Act"), holding that "changing clothes" includes putting on (donning) and...
|Private Fund Managers Be Aware: FCPA Enforcement Is Coming Your Way|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014The increased globalization of the private investment industry has given rise to an enhanced focus by U.S. prosecutors and regulators on rooting out corrupt business activities in private equity firms and hedge funds. As private investment firms expand both their efforts to attract financing from...
|IRS Issues Interim Guidance for Type III Supporting Organizations|
Jamie Bowles; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014The IRS recently issued Notice 2014-4 (the “Notice”), which provides interim guidance for Type III supporting organizations seeking to qualify as functionally integrated by supporting governmental organizations. In December 2012, the IRS issued final and temporary regulations that,...
|SEC’s Strategic Plan Includes Reliance On Whistleblower Tips|
Allison L. Martin, Harris Michael Mufson, Steven J. Pearlman; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published (for public comment) a draft strategic plan, which sets forth its goals and objectives for fiscal years 2014 through 2018. The SEC’s “strategic objectives” include: fostering compliance with federal securities laws;...
|They’re Back! Final Regulations On Employer “Pay-or-Play” Mandate Released ¿ IRS Provides Transition Relief To Employers with 50-100 Employees|
Stacy H. Barrow, Paul M. Hamburger; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 13, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014On Monday, February 10, 2014, the IRS released final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer "shared responsibility" provisions, also known as the "pay-or-play" mandate.
|Better vs. Cheaper? - Court Says Cost Trumps Quality in Health Care - Orders Undoing of Physician Group Tie-up|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014The health care industry is in the midst of a revolution caused by demographic changes, advancements in medical understanding and, of course, Obamacare. As health care providers scramble to adjust to this brave new world, the potential benefits of consolidation are never far from their minds. Last...
|Philadelphia Latest to Protect Pregnancy, Require Reasonable Accommodation|
Katharine H. Parker, Daniel L. Saperstein, Nicholas M. Tamburri, Kelly Anne Targett; Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014Philadelphia recently amended the city's fair practices ordinance to expand the protections against discrimination for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The amendment, which is similar to recent laws passed in New York and New Jersey, took effect on January...