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Government Contractors Once Again Used as Lab Rats for Higher Minimum Wage Requirements

USA - April 29 2021 On April 27, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors raising the minimum wage for…

Heightened Buy American Act Requirements Are Here and More Are on the Way

USA - February 18 2021 To protect the U.S. industrial base, among other reasons, companies that sell goods to the U.S. government are required to comply with domestic…

COFC: “Rule of Two” Must Be Analyzed Before “Any” Acquisition

USA - February 15 2021 The Court of Federal Claims (COFC) recently affirmed that agencies are required to apply the “Rule of Two” to all federal acquisitions in its…

Annual Suspension and Debarment Report Serves as a Reminder to “Turn Square Corners” When Dealing with the Government

USA - February 10 2021 The Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) recently released its annual report to Congress regarding suspension and debarment across…

Princeton Penalized for Alleged Research-Related Export Violations

USA - February 9 2021 On February 1, the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), announced a settlement (available here) with Princeton University…

Size Recertification Prior to Award - When is it Required?

USA - February 8 2021 The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) decision in HWI Gear, Inc. v. United States highlights the importance of reviewing a solicitation to…

FCPA Update: Enforcement Continues

USA - January 13 2021 In recent months, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) have announced several notable penalties for…

Bye Bye 8(a) MPP and Hello to New Small Business Rules!

USA - December 11 2020 In October, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a final rule entitled “Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other…

Important Considerations for DoD Contractors Seeking Relief Under §3610 of the CARES Act

USA - November 18 2020 This is a continuation of our series addressing ways companies can protect themselves during government enforcement actions related to COVID-19. For…

OFAC Enforcement Update: November 2020

USA - November 17 2020 Two recent enforcement actions taken by the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) serve as a reminder of the long-arm and…