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In our last Alert, we assessed the philosophy of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (“NEC3”) against the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (“FIDIC Silver”), with a view to...more
In This Issue:
- Subpoenas: What Are They and What Do You Do If You or Your Business Receives One?
- Sequestration and the Continuing Resolution’s Effect on Government Contracting
- New I-9 Creates Risk...more
On Wednesday, the Eastern District of Virginia in Winston v. Academi Training Center, Inc., No. 1:12-cv-767 (July 12, 2012), declared an arbitration provision in an independent contractor agreement unconscionable, clearing...more
A durable medical equipment (DME) distributor, Joint Technology, Inc., entered into an agreement to pay a salesman commissions ranging from 18 to 22 percent on the volume of his sales. The court held that the salesman did not...more
The Government Claims Act in California establishes the manner in which negligence and tort claims must be made against the Government. [Govt. Code, Section 900 et seq.] Failure to follow the rules set forth in the statute...more
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law AB 2492, amending California’s False Claims Act to better conform it to requirements of the federal False Claims Act. In addition to amending definitions of “conduct”...more
In a case involving an employees’ association’s challenge to a city’s plan to contract out for a variety of city services, a court of appeal found that as a general rule, California statutes prohibit a general law city from...more
It is well-established that general contractors are responsible for their subcontractors’ compliance with Davis-Bacon. Nevertheless, we frequently encounter situations where the general contractor has failed to comply with...more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
Independent contractors are not employees but their work is often vital to the success of a business.
Because contractors may work off site, do work for other clients, and perform with minimal supervision, it is crucial to...more
Officials in California estimate that $7 billion in payroll tax, workers compensation insurance, and other mandates are lost every year because of underground employment practices, including employers that pay workers under...more
Claims that an employee or contractor was not paid properly for their work often forms the subject of employment law disputes. On this blog we’ve previously discussed issues related to overtime pay and non-exempt salaries,...more
Is a non-exclusive insurance agent an independent contractor or an employee?
Insurance agents and salespeople with the discretion to determine when, how, and whether to sell a company’s products may properly be classified...more
The recent passage of Senate Bill 296 will create an additional incentive for investment by the Maryland business community in cleared employees and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs). Beginning in 2013,...more
Triangle Grading and Paving is a Triad-area company with multiple public contracts, 18 since 2000 from the NC Department of Transportation alone. Frequently the low bidder, Triangle Grading has a long history of performing...more
In This Article
• Federal Government
• British Columbia
• New Brunswick
• Northwest Territories
• Nova Scotia
• Prince Edward Island
On November 29, 2011, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Executive Order No. 15-11, which provides, effective immediately, that the City of Philadelphia may incorporate into its instructions to bidders, and other relevant bid...more
With overwhelming support, the New York City Council recently passed a bill to increase scrutiny of the City's outsourcing practices. The Outsourcing Accountability Act amends existing law, Local Law 35 of 1994, and requires...more
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the “basic principle” of patent law that patent rights vest initially in the inventor and not the inventor’s employer. In Bd. Of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular...more
In its decision announced yesterday in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the Supreme Court clarified the ownership of inventions resulting from...more
The inadequacies in the Nigerian Workmen Compensation Act lead to its repeal and replacement with the Employee's Compensation Act. Based on existing Nigerian practices, there are some revolutionary provisions in this...more
For the third time, the Government has agreed to delay the mandatory implementation of E-Verify for government contractors. They will not have to comply with E-Verify until June 30, 2009, when contracting officers can begin...more
A new proposed rule would require companies receiving new government contracts, subcontracts, or delivery orders to use the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) E-Verify system to verify that certain employees...more
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