Compliance

5 Policy Areas to Watch in 2021

There is little doubt that the Biden Administration will pursue policy changes that will have a noticeable impact on the business and legal communities. While some policy changes will be industry sector-specific (the Keystone XL pipeline is a good example), there are some overarching policy areas that will likely see changes that will have...
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OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview

Most federal government contractors must comply with nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and should be prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) to evaluate whether your business is in compliance.  OFCCP’s compliance evaluations can take many forms, as OFCCP uses an array of investigative procedures...
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Uniform Contract Format (UCF)

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) specifies the format contracting officers must use in developing solicitations and contracts. This format is codified in Section 15.204 of the FAR. Uniform contract requirements ensure consistent and efficient forms across the board. This uniform contract format is not only convenient for agencies to quickly and efficiently draft and...
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Washington, D.C. May Soon Have the Strictest Ban on Non-Compete Provisions

Posted on January 13, 2021
On December 15, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to approve the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (Bill 23-494) (the “Act”), which would ban the use of non-compete provisions in employment agreements and workplace policies for all employees, with a few narrow exceptions. If enacted, Washington, DC will have...
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Should Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Posted on January 6, 2021
On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Questions and Answers to address the legal implications when mandating the COVID-19 vaccination. We previously wrote about the key takeaways from that guidance here. As COVID-19 vaccination distribution begins, employers have critical decisions to make about their vaccination policies....
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Boeing Co. v. United States: Waiver of a Solicitation Defect – Interpreting Blue & Gold Fleet, L.P.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned a Court of Federal Claims decision, stating that the trial court incorrectly ruled that a company had waived its right to challenge an error in a solicitation. The lower court based its ruling on its interpretation of Blue & Gold Fleet, L.P. v....
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