Stop Work Orders

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Right of Contractor to Stop Work Upheld by Board of Contract Appeals

In an extraordinary decision, the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals upheld the right of Kiewit-Turner, JV, to stop work and walk off a VA hospital project in Colorado....more

Proposed Amendment To New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law Would Severely Punish Repeat Offenders

On October 14, 2013, the Senate introduced a bill (S3012) that would severely punish repeat violators of the prevailing wage law. Specifically, the bill would grant the commissioner authority to issue a stop-work order...more

Now What? Can a Contractor Recover the Costs of the Shutdown?

The federal government shutdown is finally over. Contractors returning to work are facing the questions of whether and how they can recover the costs caused by the shutdown. While dealing with the shutdown may be a first-time...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

Sequestration Is Here โ€“ Now What Happens to Government Contractors?

On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered the implementation of across-the-board cuts โ€“ sequestration โ€“ primarily directed to military and domestic discretionary spending because the White House and congressional leaders...more

Sequestration: Responding to Government Contract Delays and Changes

Recent hardening of the rhetoric between Congressional Republicans and the White House is leading to growing acknowledgment that across-the-board reductions in federal agency budgets are likely to be imposed, at least...more

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