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|Property Issues in Divorce Involving Military Personnel|
Ronald L. Hendricks; Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014In one of my previous articles, YOU STAND FOR US; WE STAND FOR YOU, it was noted that military personnel are not immune from the tragedy of divorce; and like civilian divorces, the same property issues arise, but with some different rules. What I am focusing on in this article is RETIREMENT and...
|Application of Model Clauses for Arbitration Agreement, Agreement on Preliminary Proceedings and the Procedural Options of the Parties|
Josie Chen; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
February 24, 2014Application of model clauses for arbitration agreement, agreement on preliminary proceedings and the procedural options of the parties
|Military Cuts Restored|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014This week, in a rare show of bipartisanship, both chambers overwhelmingly passed legislation to restore the $6 billion in cuts to veterans' benefits that were included in last year's budget deal. The Senate voted 95 to 3 after the House voted 326 to 90 in favor of the legislation.
|Defence Procurement Changes in Canada Announced|
Duncan C. Card; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014Despite the unusually well-frozen environs of Ottawa this winter, Canada's defence procurement machinery has been extremely active recently and there are several important developments to report.
|OFCCP’s New Hiring Policies Under Attack|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 26, 2014New OFCCP rules amending the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment and Assistance Act and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act are expected to be effective March 24, 2014.
|Air Force Signs MOU to Use GSA OASIS Contracts: Anticipates Obligation of $500 Million|
Barbara A. Duncombe, Casie E. Hollis; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014On Dec. 19, 2013, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) and the United States Air Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") detailing the Air Force’s intent to use the GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (“OASIS”)...
|ASBCA Holds That Of Contracting Officer’s Decision Does Preclude Appeal Challenging Performance Evaluations|
Neil S. Lowenstein; Vandeventer Black LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 2013In a recently released decision (11/18/13, Metag Insast Ticaret A.S., ASBCA No. 58616), the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals reaffirmed its earlier holding that performance evaluation disputes may constitute Contract Disputes Act (CDA) claims, if the contractor has sought a final decision,...
|Federal Contractors Face Challenges in OFCCP's New Disability and Veterans Regulations|
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013Beginning on March 24, 2014 federal contractors face new affirmative action requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act ("VEVRAA") and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act ("Section 503") which impose new hiring benchmarks and utilization goals for...
|Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses|
Gregory R. Kish; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013More Michigan veterans will enjoy relief from real estate taxes, thanks to a new law expanding what had been previously known as the “Soldiers and Sailors” tax exemption.
|New Immigration Policies Will Help Relatives of Current and Past Members of U.S. Military|
Cynthia I. Waisman P.A.;
November 26, 2013Now past members of the military and current members of the military can have their foreign national family members safely stay at their side through the program called Parole in Place. This program is designed to allow those foreign family members, without criminal history to stay in the United...