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President Obama Directs DOL To Overhaul Federal Overtime Regulations

Ordinarily, changes to federal overtime regulations get very little notice in California since our State’s overtime laws are far more protective of employees than the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). But President...more

Diversity and Inclusion

On October 23, 2013, the Federal Agencies announced their “common standards” proposal, entitled Joint Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of Regulated Entities (“Proposal”). This is an Interagency...more

EEOC and OSC Renew Agreement Strengthening Enforcement of Federal Sector EEO Laws

Memorandum of Understanding Addresses Agencies in Noncompliance - WASHINGTON - Jacqueline Berrien, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of...more

Government Contractor Employment and Contract Issues Arising from the Government Shutdown

A host of issues affecting government contractors have arisen as a result of the government shutdown and the pending debt ceiling impasse. Some concerns are contract-based; some are HR-based, and some concerns are practical....more

More Practical Employment Law Issues Facing Government Contractors As The Federal Government Shutdown Continues

The federal government shutdown is now entering its third week. Although there are some hopeful signs here in Washington that an agreement that will allow the federal government to reopen will be reached, it is unclear when a...more

Government Shutdown Would Pose a Myriad of Issues for Employers

If Congress fails to pass an appropriations bill by midnight tonight, the government will partially shut down and private sector employers along with federal employees will be greatly impacted by reduced government services...more

Are you a Federal Employee? Do you have life insurance? Read this!

When you got divorced, did you remember to update your life insurance beneficiary? If not, and if you are a federal employee, your ex-spouse may have a claim to that money if you were to die without changing it, even if your...more

Court rules employers who provide services to federal government employees subject to federal contracting regulations

A federal court recently ruled that hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center became “federal subcontractors” when they entered into contracts with an HMO that provided health services for federal...more

Hospitals Face Mandatory Affirmative Action Obligations Incorporated by Operation of Law Into Their Federal Subcontracts

In UPMC Braddock v. Harris, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s Arbitration Review Board decision treating hospitals as government subcontractors subject to the equal...more

Revolving Door Risk: Failure to Follow Best Practices Can Have Severe Consequences

Not surprisingly, private industry frequently considers hiring current and former federal government employees for their experience, knowledge base, and skill sets. As a reaction to the continuing perception, however, that...more

Health Care Services Providers to Federal Health Plan Members Subject to Federal Affirmative Action Compliance Audit

On March 30, the US District Court for the District of Columbia held that three University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-affiliated hospitals were federal subcontractors to an HMO that provided a managed care health plan to...more

Federal District Court Affirms U.S. Department of Labor's Position that Healthcare Providers Participating in HMOs for Federal...

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals that provide medical services through a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to individuals covered by the Federal...more

Healthcare Industry Legal Alert: Federal Judge Finds That OFCCP Has Jurisdiction Over Three Hospitals

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") has jurisdiction over three hospitals that provided medical services to federal employees who were members of an HMO, according to Judge Paul L. Friedman of the...more

Federal District Court Holds that OFCCP Has Jurisdiction Over Hospitals That Provide Services to HMOs Retained by Federal...

Earlier this week, the federal district court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals providing medical services through an HMO to U.S. government employees are “subcontractors” subject to OFCCP’s...more

Short Wins - A Remand In An Export Control Case

There's only one published win in the last week for a criminal defendant in our federal circuit courts. Gotta love a good case involving the Munitions List....more

Legal Alert: Retained Asset Account Litigation—Summary Judgment Entered for MetLife

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, Judge Larry R. Hicks presiding, granted the defendant - insurer’s motions for summary judgment in the consolidated, putative class actions, Keife v....more

New EEOC Report Examines Obstacles Facing African Americans in Federal Workplace

Seven Impediments, Underlying Issues, Recommendations Identified by Work Group - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a comprehensive report addressing major obstacles...more

Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration [Video]

In this LEVICK daily video interview, we discuss the potential consequences of sequestration and budget uncertainty with Alan Chvotkin, an Executive Vice President and Counsel for the Professional Services Council. With less...more

Supreme Court Decides Kloeckner v. Solis

On December 10, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Kloeckner v. Solis holding that “[a] federal employee who claims that an agency action appealable to the MSPB violates an antidiscrimination statute...more

Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Rights For Federal Employees

On December 10, 2012, the Supreme Court handed down a critical victory to federal employees in a highly technical case. This decision now gives federal employees a simpler and less confusing process for appealing...more

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