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Jones Day
The resolution, which was proposed by Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, and Algeria, passed in the 47-member council with 33 votes in favor.
Holland & Knight
Recently passed spending legislation dramatically increased the amount that individual donors may give to the National Party Committee accounts used to fund party conventions.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican officials have estimated the amount of laundered money in the Mexican economy at $50 billion annually—three percent of the legitimate Mexican economy.
Caplin & Drysdale
President Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill that substantially increases the limits on the amounts that individuals and PACs may contribute.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation (which is part of the "tax-extenders" bill) before the year is out.
Reed Smith
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, an omnibus spending bill that provides funding for many areas of federal government in the remainder of FY 2015, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 16, 2014.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The D.C. Circuit rejected a challenge by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. to the recent rules promulgated by OFCCP under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Mayer Brown
Yesterday, the FAR Council issued an interim regulation addressing inverted corporations involved in government contracting.
Reed Smith
This past weekend, the Senate finished work on an omnibus spending bill, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Just because an 8(a) small business and a large business have been approved to participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) mentor-protégé program under 13 CFR § 124.520 does not mean that any joint venture between the two companies will be automatically exempt from the rules of affiliation.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The OFCCP has released its final rule implementing EO 13672, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mayer Brown
Although this blog focuses on numerous issues of interest to the Government contracts community, two types of disputes that get significant attention here are False Claims Act lawsuits and bid protests.
Jones Day
U.S. federal courts have frequently been referred to as the "guardians of the Constitution."
Mayer Brown
Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series focused on protest allegations related to cost and price analyses.
Holland & Knight
Public Bodies Now Have More Authority Regarding Their Records Available Online, Voluminous Requests and Fees Charged to Commercial Requesters
Proskauer Rose LLP
OFCCP recently released new FAQs regarding its revised scheduling letter and compensation disclosure requirements.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Final Rule prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors and subcontractors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Everyone knows that Atlantic City, N.J., is in dire straits, and this year has been particularly tough for the city. Four casinos closed in 2014 and a fifth may soon follow.
BakerHostetler
To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to rule on the constitutionality of state laws banning same-sex marriage. Even in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor (discussed here), the U.S. Supreme Court left to the states the authority to define and regulate marriage.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
New Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I), who was sworn in Monday, has appointed his former law partner Craig Richards to be the next Alaska AG.
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Duane Morris LLP
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would make certain H-4 dependent spouses eligible to apply for employment authorization.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On September 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued final rules imposing new affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations on government contractors.
McDermott Will & Emery
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Holland & Knight
On December 1, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association and Nickols v. Mortgage Bankers Association.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
TPresident Obama signed an Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Department of Labor announced that it has extended the period to comment on its proposed "Equal Pay Report" rule.
Venable LLP
Any small business or venture capital company interested in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities should pay close attention to the Small Business Administration's (SBA) recent request for public comments.
Holland & Knight
Federal contractors and grantees face increased risk of being suspended or debarred from federal contracts and programs.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
President Obama recently called attention to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, stating that "more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students" and that "we must strengthen and address compliance issues."
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