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New Jersey Bill Aims To Count Time Missed Due To A State Of Emergency In Determining Eligibility For Certain Leave Benefits

On September 30, 2013, a bill (S2996) was introduced seeking to expand eligibility for state leave and disability benefits for employees who have been laid off or furloughed due to a declared state of emergency. First, the...more

Now or Never – Protecting Your Right to Recover Costs Caused by the Government Shutdown

Now that the government shutdown has ended, contractors must quickly assess whether and how to recover any additional costs that were caused by the shutdown. The clock is ticking and any unjustified delay may result in a...more

Apocalypse Averted Again: Preliminary Thoughts on Welcoming Workers Back From the Government Shutdown

As my colleague Jill Collins discussed a few weeks ago, the government shutdown had a broad impact on a number of workers in the public and private sectors. Now that the federal government has reopened, employers welcoming...more

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

Wages for Furloughed Employees

As the government shutdown winds on, many government contractors and clients have faced stop work orders from the government. Contractors have in turn furloughed their own idle employees. While this is a reasonable and...more

Infrastructure Alert - October 16, 2013

The government shutdown has now entered its third week, and the debt limit has become a central part of negotiations. Many infrastructure programs have grinded to a halt, as inspections, environmental review and rule-making...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

To Pay or Not to Pay Furloughed Federal Contractors

Many federal contractors are feeling the financial pinch of the shutdown. While Congress is wondering whether or not it should pay its employees for their furloughed time, private businesses who contract with the federal...more

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Federal Government Shutdown Continues - As the federal government enters the second week of a shutdown, there has been no progress to end the stalemate between Democrats and Republicans,...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #4 -- Weekend Highlights

House of Representatives - On Friday, House Democrats announced they plan to file what is known as a discharge petition on a bill that has been with the Appropriations Committee since March. The discharge petition is...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #3

The Elevator Speech Overview - The government shutdown continues as the stalemate on Capitol Hill shows no signs of abating. Lawmakers, media, and the public are becoming increasingly focused on the upcoming debt...more

U.S. Federal Government Shutdown: Daily Update #1

Monday’s Highlights: First Shutdown since 1996 - The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director formally notified federal agencies to execute their plans for the government shutdown shortly before midnight...more

Closing Time: The Government Shutdown's Impact on Key Trade Agencies

With no Cinderella story last night, as of October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM, the Federal Government is officially shut down. As a result, all “non-essential” federal workers will be furloughed and federal agencies cannot continue...more

Infrastructure Alert - October 1, 2013

As Congress has now failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund most federal operations, a government shutdown began this morning, the beginning of the federal government’s 2014 fiscal year. While exceptions are made for...more

What the Budget Showdown Means for Higher Education

Well, it’s September 30th and that means is the end of the Federal Government’s fiscal year. Before anyone bites into the cake, however, Congress still needs to pass a new budget (or continuing resolution. Otherwise, the...more

California Supreme Court: Charter City Contractually Obligated To Arbitrate Employees’ Furlough Dispute

The California Supreme Court was recently asked to resolve the issue of “whether a charter city may arbitrate disputes over collectively bargained wage and hour provisions without unlawfully delegating to the arbitrator its...more

Infrastructure Alert - May 1, 2013

President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the...more

Tax Law Blog: IRS Announces Furlough Days

We expected it would happen, and now the time has come. The IRS has sent out furlough notices to the entire IRS workforce notifying employees that the IRS will shut down completely on the following days: May 24, June 14, July...more

California Supreme Court To Tackle Arbitration, Foreclosures and Peer Review in Upcoming Oral Arguments

In addition to the more typical criminal issues, the oral arguments scheduled for April 3 and 4 in L.A. will also address when to compel arbitration, foreclosure sales and hospital peer review....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

Although Funding Bill Offers Agencies More Discretion On Sequestration, Contractors Should Consider Employment Law Implications in...

On March 21, 2013, the House of Representatives approved a spending bill that would provide funding for the federal government through September 30. The Senate had already passed the bill and President Obama is expected to...more

Capital Thinking Update - March 11, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

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