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Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
As Sequestration Causes Push for Unrequited Patriotism, Government Contractors Should Just Say No
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has started implementing pension reform legislation enacted in 2011 that imposes demanding contracting and disclosure requirements on state and local pension fund boards. The new pension fund...more
Implementing Executive Order 38 issued by Governor Cuomo early in 2012, thirteen New York State agencies have again released revised proposed regulations placing a limit on the funds that can be used for administrative...more
In This Issue:
- NMB Announces Voting Procedures Changes
- Second Circuit Weighs In On AIR21 Burden-Shifting Framework
- DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations
..Flight Crew Eligibility Standards
In This Issue:
- China Finalized the Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Foreign Invested Securities Companies
- Notice of the Ministry of Culture on Implementing Supplementary Provisions IX to CEPA
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Government Contractor Indictments Provide Reminder of Importance of Strong Workplace Policies, Training and Enforcement pages 1 - 2
- Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny pages 2...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
Doctors and health care service providers are under the False Claims Act microscope. The risks are significant and the costs can be astronomical. For all the obvious risks, doctors, hospitals, PPOs, HMOs, and health care...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
Notes to accompany slides for TUPE presentation at ELG Conference on 1 June 2012. Paper provides an update on the most recent TUPE cases particularly in relation to cases on service provision change (what is an activity,...more
We’re seeing huge increases in the number of RFPs corporate legal departments are issuing to try to get the best law firms, lawyers and service. But we’re not seeing huge increases in the quality or effectiveness of those...more
After withdrawing nearly identical proposed legislation one day earlier, on January 18, 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing certain New York State agencies, including the Department of...more
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) has reintroduced legislation designed to discourage corporations from offshoring jobs. The Stop Outsourcing and Create American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3338) allows the federal government to give...more
Last week the United States Supreme Court clarified the respective invention ownership rights between federal contractors and their employee-inventors under the Bayh-Dole Act (35 U.S.C. §§201(e), (c), 202(a)) (the “Act”) in...more
Draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) published
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) has published draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 SI 2010/93, which...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
A good internal investigation gives equal scrutiny to people and processes. It may be easier to replace or reprimand the “bad apple” employee than to overhaul a system with which employees are familiar and has become...more
In This Issue:
Advertising & Marketing and Energy: FTC Proposes Revised Green Marketing Guides; Advertising and Marketing Litigation: U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Public Comment For List of Markets Notorious for...more
In This Issue:
Corporate Finance and Securities; Credit Counseling and Debt Services; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; and Maryland...more
On August 13, 2010, effective August 27, 2010, the New York legislature enacted Chapter 379, turbo-charging the New York False Claims Act (“FCA”), N.Y. State Fin. Law § 187 et seq., and providing would-be whistleblowers with...more
The recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203, § 342) contains sweeping new diversity requirements for federal agencies involved in the financial sector, as well as the...more
On July 8, 2010, the FAR Councils issued an interim rule, effective immediately, that requires contractors to report information regarding executive compensation and first-tier subcontract awards. See 75 Fed. Reg. 39414. The...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Suspension and Debarment Is Not a Tool To Punish…Except When It Is — Page 2
- Don’t Forget About D&O Insurance When That Government Subpoena Arrives — Page 5
- New Service Contracting Regulations: Will...more
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