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September 4, 2020 The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) this week published final regulations in the Federal Register to update and revise requirements for distance education programs and to make related changes to other regulations.  Secretary DeVos said in a…

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

A key issue faced by many government contractors is how to compensate their employees in ways that will ensure that they can attract a talented workforce.  Many executives and employees expect compensation mechanisms based on increases in the value of…

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Department of Labor recently announced that January 18, 2013 is the effective date of its Final Rule implementing Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.  The Final Rule was originally published on August 29, 2011.  The Executive…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Effective January 7, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) will no longer require importers to provide a surety bond or complete an Entry Summary (CBP Form 7501) on imported merchandise valued at less than $2,500.  This is an increase…

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Sunday, August 31st, 2008

YEAR-END DEADLINE FOR AMENDING SECTION 409A ARRANGEMENTS IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING The deadline for amending deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (“Section 409A”) is rapidly approaching. The transitional rules that have governed deferred compensation arrangements subject to Section…

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

2008 ANNUAL LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE The Labor and Employment Group is busy planning our Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This years seminar will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Old Overton Club. We will be…

Monday, June 30th, 2008

2008 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE The Labor and Employment Group is busy planning our Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This years seminar will be held on September 25, 2008 at Old Overton Club (we will have better chairs!)….

Monday, June 30th, 2008

FEDERAL CONTRACTORS REQUIRED TO USE E-VERIFY TO CONFIRM LEGAL STATUS OF EMPLOYEES Executive Order 12989. On June 6, 2008, President Bush signed Executive Order (“EO”) 12989, Economy and Efficiency in Government Procurement Through Compliance with Certain Immigration and Nationality Act Provisions…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM AND INTEGRITY REPORTING – -THE LATEST AND GREATEST On May 16, 2008, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (the “Councils”) published changes to Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) Case 2007-006, Contractor Compliance Program…

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

2008 LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE The Labor and Employment Group is busy planning our Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This years seminar will be held on September 25, 2008, at Old Overton Club (we will have better chairs!). Save the…

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

RETALIATION – FIRING A “CLOSE RELATIVE” OF A COMPLAINING EMPLOYEE IS UNLAWFUL Eric Thompson was an engineer for North American Stainless in Carroll County, Kentucky. He met Miriam Regalado at work, and they became engaged. Regalado filed an EEOC charge…

Monday, March 31st, 2008

EEOC Reports “Surge” in Pregnancy Charges The U.S. Equal Employment Commission says that its intake of charges in FY 2007 reflected an unexplained 14% increase in charges filed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which amended the sex discrimination language…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS GET EXPANDED FMLA LEAVE The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act has changed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for families of military service members. There are three major changes: An employee may take up to 12…

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

New Mandatory Compliance Requirements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Effective December 24, 2007, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) was amended to address the requirements for a contractor code of business ethics and conduct. Essentially, the new rule requires…

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