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Navigating Post-Shutdown Employment Law Issues For Government Contractors

After more than two weeks, the federal government shutdown finally ended late in the evening on October 16, 2013. Although the end of the shutdown is great news for federal employees and government contractors, the last three...more

Practical Employment Law Issues Facing Government Contractors In The Wake Of The Federal Government Shutdown

On October 1, 2013, the federal government shut down for the first time in seventeen years. The last government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 lasted a total of 28 days. Government contractors are already feeling the bite...more

Immigration Alert: E-Verify Is Currently Unavailable

As of Oct. 1, 2013, employers will not be able to access their E-Verify accounts because of the federal government’s partial shutdown. As a result, employers will not be able to verify employment eligibility or view or take...more

Public Works Contractors Now Required to Use E-Verify System in Pennsylvania

On January 1, the Public Works Employment Verification Act went into effect in Pennsylvania. Signed into law last July, the act requires all Pennsylvania public works contractors and subcontractors involved in projects of...more

Public Contracting Requirements – Not Just for “Traditional” Government Contractors

Federal and state laws contain many construction-related requirements that are routine for traditional government contracts and contractors. Not routine, however, are applications of these requirements outside the realm of...more

Public Works Employment Verification Act Impacts Certain Projects Awarded by State and Local Governments in 2013

Pennsylvania's General Assembly recently enacted the Public Works Employment Verification Act (the "Act" or "Verification Act") (43 P.S. §§ 167.1 et seq.), aimed at ensuring that contractors and subcontractors on public works...more

Mandatory E-Verify: Not Too High a Price for Necessary Immigration Reform

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Laura Murphy and Fred Smith of the ACLU and Competitive Enterprise Institute, respectively, warned against the dangers of a mandatory E-Verify system. They argued that the E-Verify system...more

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