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|OFCCP Issues LGBT Non-discrimination Final Rule|
Barbara A. Duncombe, Joshua D. Prentice; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014On Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) stated that it is issuing its final rule prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against workers based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The final rule,...
|Shopping for the Cloud Made Easy - GSA’s Special Item Number Project for Cloud Computing and Request for Comments|
Melinda Lewis, Alexander W. Major; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014On November 18, 2014, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) hosted an Industry Day seeking feedback on its proposal to add a Cloud Computing Special Item Number (“SIN”) on its IT Multiple Award Schedule 70 (“MAS IT-70”). A SIN is GSA’s categorization...
|Protests Up & Sustains Down - A Brief Review of GAO’s FY 2014 Bid Protest Stats|
Derek R. Mullins; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published its Annual Report to Congress (B-158766, November 18, 2014), which contains the statistics for bid protests filed at GAO in FY 2014. Frankly, it’s a mixed bag - protests are up, sustained protests...
|Government Contractor Update|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014Of interest to government contractors, there have been a number of significant documents issued this past month. These include final regulations implementing the minimum wage increase for contractors, a revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing for compliance reviews of supply and service...
|NLRB Reaffirms and Refines Definition of Independent Contractor|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014In finding that drivers for FedEx Home Delivery were employees and not independent contractors, the National Labor Relations Board reaffirmed its longstanding common law test for independent contractor status, and clarified its interpretation of one of the test factors - the entrepreneurial...
|Stable Rules: What’s on Your Wall?|
Julie I. Fershtman; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014Boarding, lesson, and training stables have one thing in common - they all have clients and visitors on the property. For the general safety of the facility, stable managers sometimes develop and post stable rules that everyone should follow
|OSHA New Reporting Requirements - Commence January 1, 2015|
Richard D. Wayne; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On September 11, 2014, OSHA issued new regulations that will change the reporting requirements for workplace injuries and fatalities. These changes will significantly affect contractors. The new reporting requirements become effective on January 1, 2015. (By contrast, OSHA’s existing record...
|A Few Things Ceos Of Growing Government Contractors Need To Know — And Have Found Out The Hard Way|
David B. Robbins; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014You’ve taken your company past that magical threshold. You’ve doubled or even tripled your revenue in the past few years to $10 million or $20 million or more. You’ve even made some money. Along the way, you did the hard stuff. You’ve gotten a leg up on business development...
|Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill Capping Retainage on Private Projects at 5%|
Jonathan T. Elder; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On Aug. 8, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Fair Retainage Payments in Private Construction” (the “Act”). The Act’s primary feature is the establishment of a 5% limit on retainage on private construction projects for which...
|Start Talking, Tom Hagen: Disclosure of Attorney-Client Communications under the Crime Fraud Exception|
Christina A. Fish; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014In the film The Godfather, not even Peter Clemenza could make mafia lawyer Tom Hagen sing about his “special practice” or his “one client.” However, a recent ruling by Judge Saylor of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (part of the First...