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Ford & Harrison LLP
President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs on May 7, 2014, issued Directive 2014-01 to establish a five-year moratorium freezing its enforcement efforts.
Womble Carlyle
LegalZoom, the online legal documents preparation service, is seeking a toehold in North Carolina by amending the statutory definition of the practice of law.
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update informs our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Womble Carlyle
Three and a half weeks into the new state fiscal year we have no newly adjusted budget, and the passage of important bills has slowed to a trickle, but there's a distinct uptick in hostage-taking of bills.
McGuireWoods LLP
Investigations under the False Claims Act (FCA) represent one of the most significant financial threats facing government contractors today.
Ford & Harrison LLP
A federal trial court in Texas has entered an agreed order granting a joint motion for voluntary dismissal filed by the parties in Frito-Lay v. Department of Labor.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
California’s contractor licensing requirement cannot be used to bar a federal subcontractor from pursuing a claim under the Miller Act.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The D.C. Circuit held that review by the CFIUS and the subsequent unwinding of the investment deprived the foreign investor of due process.
Womble Carlyle
Unease on Jones Street has shifted just a tad for the worse. We prefer to update you on bills and committees but the lack of legislative progress the last three weeks is becoming its own thing.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
From our vantage point in Brussels, we've scanned the horizon for signs of the future of anti-bribery enforcement activity in Europe.
Holland & Knight
Last week, the Federal Election Commission did not meet, but released two Advisory Opinion Requests and the results of several enforcement actions.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Offshoring, or "the import from abroad of goods or services that were previously produced domestically," is a major part of today's business landscape.
Womble Carlyle
On Wednesday the Senate rolled out a new PCS for HB 1224 - Economic Development Changes that added what lobbyists for local government groups were expecting to be additional authority over local taxes but was instead a limitation of those powers
Womble Carlyle
This has certainly been the week of legislative hostage-taking, unhappy people and bad feelings.
Womble Carlyle
Despite optimism early this week over a Senate budget conference position proposal that made serious concessions to the House budget position, we are at a new stalemate Friday.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
In 2012, President Barack Obama vetoed the acquisition of Oregon windfarms by Ralls Corporation, an American company owned by two senior officials of Sany Group.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget proposed in January 2014.
Womble Carlyle
House and Senate budget negotiators have been talking past one another for weeks now but today we have hope.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The House and Senate both approved the joint conference committee report on the FY2015 spending plan.
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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.
Holland & Knight
Compliance Required for Programs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
Summary: The United States, European Union, and other nations have imposed targeted sanctions against a variety of Russian and Ukrainian persons, as well as broader trade restrictions, following recent events in Ukraine.
Mayer Brown
The US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA credit support program is by far the most successful financial support program for surface transportation public-private partnerships.
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."
McGuireWoods LLP
One of the more startling trends in defense contracting is the recent rise in payments made by industry to government agencies and whistleblowers under the False Claims Act.
Holland & Knight
FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has addressed increasing concerns regarding casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, including tribal casinos.
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.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
President Obama has issued two Executive Orders that will have the effect of increasing workers’ wages and which will affect business owners throughout the country.
Holland & Knight
Section 325 requires the DNI to establish procedures requiring cleared IC contractors to report to the government the successful penetration of a network or information system.
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