Classifying Your Workforce: The Impact of New DOL Guidance on Independent Contractors and Revisions to White Collar Exemptions Under the FLSA
Why Are OSHA Inspectors In My Lobby, And What Should I Have Already Done To Be Prepared?
Americans with Disabilities Act: Reasonable Accommodations
Proposed Rule for Overtime Exemptions Issued by Department of Labor
Most Staffing and Recruiting Industry Non-Compete Agreements Unenforceable
Florida Non-Compete Litigation: Responding to Cease & Desist Letters
Enforcing Florida Non-Compete Agreements
Employee Poaching & Raiding Part II (Absent Restrictive Covenants)
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About "Off the Clock" Cell Phone Usage
What is a hostile work environment?
How to Form an Effective CSIRT
Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
To Be or Not To Be (an Employer)
Polsinelli Podcast - The Climate for I9 Audits in 2015
Correcting Problems With Your Retirement Plan
Jeffrey Koonankeil on How the EPL Landscape is Changing
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
Pregnancy In the Workplace...Hot Off the Press
Morgan Stanley is in the news once again for whistleblower retaliation in a new lawsuit that mentions some of the same staff members involved in the last suit against them. Progenics was found guilty of retaliation, NuVasive...more
Recent congressional action regarding Inverted Domestic Corporations (IDC) may lead to further limitations on the ability of IDCs to contract with the federal government. Starting with the 2002 legislation that established...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Topics in the...more
April 10, 2015 Authors: Elizabeth A. Lalik and Katherine A. Fearn Amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) aimed at eliminating substandard labor conditions within government contractors' supply chains went into...more
Companies contracting with the federal government now share a greater role in the fight against human trafficking. Effective March 2, 2015, President Obama’s Executive Order 13627 and Title XVII of the National Defense...more
On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by the United States under the False Claims Act (FCA)...more
Effective today, a new Anti-Trafficking rule will substantially change and increase federal contractors’ compliance and certification requirements. ...more
Consistent with the US Government’s zero tolerance policy concerning human trafficking, a cadre of government agencies recently published a final rule amending the current Federal Acquisition Regulations provisions on human...more
On January 29, the U.S. Government released a final rule establishing new anti-human trafficking requirements for U.S. government contractors. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and seeks to strengthen...more
On January 29, 2015, the U.S. Government released a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”). The final rule reflects changes to proposed amendments originally released in September 2013.
On January 29, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) published the final anti-human trafficking rule amending the current...more
The decision unexpectedly expands potential liability.
On January 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a panel decision that established a new and potentially significant False Claims Act (FCA)...more
On September 3, 2014, U.K.-based medical device maker Smith & Nephew (the ‘‘Company’’) agreed to pay $8.3 million (plus an additional $3 million in attorney’s fees) to resolve a lawsuit filed under the federal civil False...more
On October 1, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its "Final Rule" on enforcement of Executive Order No.13658: Minimum Wage for Contractors, which was signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014.The Executive Order...more
On July 21, President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) employees. The President directed the U.S....more
In this issue:
- Obama Signs Order Boosting Federal Contract Worker Rights
- DoD Issues Interim Rule to Amend DFARS Foreign Commercial Satellite Services (DFARS Case 2014-D010)
- Obama Administration...more
As retailers move closer to the end of the government fiscal year in September, ’tis the season for receiving government contracts. Federal agency budget authority for discretionary spending generally mandates that agencies...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice Group to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
On April 28, 2014, a Massachusetts federal court granted dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that Raytheon violated Kuwaiti law by failing to pay overtime to employees working in Kuwait on federal defense contracts....more
On September 26, 2013, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council published proposed rules to implement new human trafficking compliance requirements on government contractors and subcontractors. President Obama signed...more
1. Final Rules Regarding the Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors -
On September 24, 2013, the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs...more
On September 26, 2013, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration published a proposed rule in the Federal Register seeking to amend the Federal...more
The latest hub-bub about hiring of relatives of foreign officials under the FCPA has raised a number of interesting questions. JP Morgan’s recent disclosure of its hiring practices, the existence of a list of such hires...more
On August 1, 2013, Brazil enacted Law 12.846, a new anti-corruption law that establishes a comprehensive system of corporate and individual liability for acts of corruption against Brazilian and foreign public officials or...more
Can you imagine being the public relations director for China these days?...more
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