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OFCCP’s newest directive: gender identity and sex discrimination

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The stated purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) August 19, 2014 Directive 2014-02 is to make clear that

Newspaper carrier is independent contractor; venue is proper in county where company does business, not agent

  • Sirote & Permutt PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2014

In this week's Alabama Law Weekly Update, we report on two cases from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The first case discusses Alabama agency law

Whistleblower need not show employer knew intent to facilitate FCA suit

  • Jenner & Block
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2014

In Jones-McNamara v. Holzer Health Systems, Inc., No. 13-cv-00616 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 28, 2014), the plaintiff had been employed as the defendant's Vice

Obama’s new Executive Order requires contractors to disclose labor violations

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2014

On Thursday, President Obama signed the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order" which mandates that federal contractors disclose recent labor

New FAR rule makes unallowable proceeding costs for successful whistleblower complaints of reprisal

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

Following the instructions of Congress, the FAR Councils have clarified that federal contractors may not include as allowable costs any legal

Reminder to federal contractors about NLRA employee rights poster obligations

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

There is some confusion in the employer community about the obligation to post a notice concerning union organizing rights. Most employers do not

Motor carriers face uphill battle after California Supreme Court decision

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc., No. S194388 (July 28, 2014): In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has held that the

Supreme Court of Ohio upholds enforceability of “pay-if-paid” provisions between contractors and subcontractors

  • Tucker Ellis
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2014

On July 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio reaffirmed the enforceability of "pay-if-paid" provisions in construction contracts. These provisions

Fourth Circuit nixes False Claims Act suits based on public information

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

Late last month, the Fourth Circuit ruled that federal courts cannot consider whistleblower suits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA) where

New employment protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors, U.S. government

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

Continuing to use executive authority to act in the absence of Congressional action, President Obama signed an Executive Order on July 21, 2014 that