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|Contract's Notice Provision Bars Claim for Extra Work|
James K. Bidgood, Jay R. Houghton, Joseph Young; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The United States Court of Federal Claims recently held that a contractor’s claim for additional compensation for a change should be denied because the contractor failed to satisfy its contract’s written notice requirements. K-Con Building Systems, Inc. v. The United States, 114 Fed....
|City of Quincy, Massachusetts Bidding Requirements Pre-empted by Federal Law|
David P. Ray; Bernstein Shur;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014In a case just decided by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, the Court has concluded that a City of Quincy, Massachusetts ordinance requiring bidders on municipal projects in the city to engage in a specific type of apprentice training program violated the Federal Employment Retirement...
|House Passes Appropriations Bill Barring Contractors with Some FLSA Violations from Government Contracts|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014Approving its fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (H.R. 4923), the U.S. House of Representatives also has agreed to prohibit funding for any contractor found to have violated certain wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
|A Practical Approach to Navigating Debarment by the Canadian Government|
Brenda C. Swick; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014Federal debarment of contractors that violate federal contracting rules is sharply on the rise. The recent Integrity Framework issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada is fuelled by a desire for government accountability in an age of unprecedented government spending. Contractors must...
|Federal Contractor Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance Solution|
Foley Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement is meant to ensure affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for job seekers and wage earners.
|Global Infrastructure Partners Purchases Stake in Freeport LNG|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a U.S. based, independent global infrastructure investor, announced its decision to buy 25% of Freeport LNG Development LP for $850 million from Hastings Funds Management Ltd. of Australia. Freeport LNG is a holding company for the LNG receiving and...
|Appellate Federal Court Overturns District Court Ruling; Federal Government Contractor Must Disclose Internal Investigation Documents In Whistleblower Lawsuit|
Robert K. Cox; Williams Mullen;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014In our current Williams Mullen Construction Industry News, the article titled “Federal Contractors” discussed a ruling on March 6, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordering a federal government contractor, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), to produce, in...
|All California Contractors and Subcontractors Involved with Public Works Projects Now Required to Register With State by March 1, 2015|
Tyree K. Dorward, Wendy Y. Wang; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
July 16, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014The California Legislature has imposed a new registration requirement for contractors and subcontractors involved with public works projects. Senate Bill 854, passed late last month, created a registration program, effective July 1, 2014, to fund the Department of Industrial Relations’...
|Barko v. Halliburton—How the D.C. Circuit’s Decision Reaffirms the Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations|
Kevin P. McCart, Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014The attorney-client privilege applies with equal force to internal investigations today as it did 30 years ago thanks to the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., No. 14-5055 (D.C. Cir. June 27, 2014). The appeals court decision vacates the March 6, 2014...
|U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Sets Parameters on Attorney-Client Privilege in Relation to Government Contracting|
John D. Altenburg, Philip H. Cohen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a District Court decision that placed at risk sensitive, attorney-client privileged communications related to internal investigations concerning the work of government contractors. On June 27th, in In re Kellogg Brown...