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Fifth Circuit Holds FCA Amendment Does Not Expand Retaliation Liability beyond Employers
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a retaliation claim under the False Claims Act (FCA) as to

Looking to Hire an Obama Appointee? What You Need to Know About the New OGE Rules on the Recruiting of Federal Employees
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • September 6 2016

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics ("OGE") has issued updated rules, which became effective August 25, 2016, on recruiting federal employees for

Fourth Circuit Holds False Claims Act Relators Cannot Use Facts Learned by Their Attorney in a Previous Case to Defeat the FCA’s Public Disclosure Bar
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2016

Earlier this year, the Fourth Circuit held in United States ex rel. May v. Purdue Pharma L.P., 811 F.3d 636 (2016) that the a complaint that is “based

Local Hiring Requirements - Recent Updates
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

Local hiring programs are used by public entities to encourage local employment on public works projects. In general, these programs require

LGBT Antidiscrimination Provisions to Apply to Louisiana Contractors on July 1
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

Government contractors in Louisiana should take note of the upcoming effective date of the state's recently-signed antidiscrimination law. In April

Ohio Legislature Passes Ban on Local Hiring Requirements
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Ohio legislature passed legislation (House Bill 180) to ban residency requirements on public projects in Ohio. The bill was

Confidentiality policies cannot prohibit employees from disclosing contractor fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2015

The Department of Defense (DoD) has amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to make clear that contractors cannot

Taliban attacks don’t excuse contractor non-performance
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2015

Your employees have been shot at by armed insurgents. Multiple times. Your work crews have been attacked by small arms and mortar fire, machine gun

DoD won’t contract with a company if its employees can’t spill the beans
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

About the same time that Congress was passing a budget to avoid a government shutdown, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) signed Class Deviation

Major contract settlements & negotiations - October 2015
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2015

According to data compiled by Bloomberg BNA, the average first-year wage increase for contracts settled through the first three quarters of 2015 was