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Protect Your Employees from Sexual Harassment - Protect Your Company from Unnecessary Claims
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

As with most of the employment law issues we have been discussing in recent issues, claims of sexual harassment and retaliation can result in


New regulations make avoiding labor and employment disputes a criterion for award of federal contracts and subcontracts
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

On August 24, 2016, the FAR Council released a final rule implementing the 2015 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Department of Labor


An Outline of Some Surprising New SBA Rules that Significantly Affect Both Large and Small Federal Contractors
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has just amended its regulations in several important respects. While somewhat of a tangle, these amendments


Davis-Bacon Act Compliance
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • August 12 2016

Federal government construction contracting is a highly regulated business. One of the major challenges facing any government construction contractor


Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

Employment is generally presumed to be "at will" absent contract terms to the contrary. Such a presumption enables both the employer and the employee


Best Practices for Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In addition to making wise and profitable business decisions, those in the construction industry should take care to fully comply with the


Small Business Administration (SBA) Publishes Final Rule Implementing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

On May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule amending its regulations implementing the National Defense


Government Accountability Office Announces Proposed Rule Amending Bid Protest Requirements
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

On April 15, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced a proposed rule amending its bid protest requirements (Proposed Regulations


A Flimsy Facade Provides No Shelter: Personal Liability and the Project Architect - What is Meant by "Piercing the Corporate Veil?"
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 21 2016

As a legal precept, officers andor shareholders of a corporation cannot be liable to third parties for the acts of the corporation, which is an


False Claims Act Liability
  • Smith Currie & Hancock
  • USA
  • June 21 2016

Under the doctrine of implied false certification, a request for payment submitted in connection with a federal contract, grant, or reimbursement