Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 24, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Celebrates Black History Month: For the  PilieroMazza  family,  Black History Month  is not only a celebration of the numerous contributions of people of color, but also highlights for us the efforts our  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee  undertakes throughout the year to cultivate an inclusive environment for all our colleagues. Read more here . PODCAST: Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare: Getting Your House in Order, February 24, 2021, Kathryn Hickey . Tune in here . WEBINAR: Exit Strategies for GOVCONs . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 19, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps, February 24, 2021, Nichole Atallah  and  Matt Feinberg . Read more here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SBA Takes Steps to Address PPP Validation Error Problems, February 12, 2021, Cy Alba On February 10, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced new policy changes to the . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 10, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps, February 24, 2021, Nichole Atallah  and  Matt Feinberg . Read more here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. BUSINESS & TRANSACTIONS Federal Trade Commission Updates HSR Thresholds, February 4, 2021, David Shafer The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR) requires that certain mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures . . . Read More

Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act: How It May Impact Maryland Employers

Although many employers have taken discretionary measures to protect essential employees, there are currently few mandated health and safety requirements at the federal or state level. On January 20, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly’s Senate and House of Delegates introduced the Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act . With the bill, Maryland is now considering joining the growing group of states that are imposing requirements on employers who employ essential workers or require employees to work on-site. If passed, it would require employers who employ “essential . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 4, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps, February 24, 2021, Nichole Atallah  and  Matt Feinberg . Read more here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. Native American Law & Tribal Advocacy The First 100 Days: President Biden Signs Memo on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, February 4, 2021, Tony Franco Last week, President Biden signed a  Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships . In the . . . Read More

The First 100 Days: President Biden Signs Memo on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships

Last week, President Biden signed a Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships . In the memorandum, President Biden says “It is a priority of my Administration to make respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, commitment to fulfilling Federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal Nations, and regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal Nations cornerstones of Federal Indian policy.” The memo also reaffirms Executive Order 13175 , which “charges all executive departments and agencies with engaging in regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal officials in the development of . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 27, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: COVID-19 Relief in 2021: What Small Businesses Need to Know, February 2, 2021,  Cy AlbaNichole Atallah , and  Kathryn Hickey . Read more  here . WEBINAR: Risk Prevention Strategies: Avoiding Costly FLSA Missteps, February 24, 2021, Nichole Atallah  and  Matt Feinberg . Read more here . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION DOJ Announces FY 2020 Fraud and . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 20, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for businesses navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we invite you to visit PilieroMazza’s “ COVID-19 Client Resource Center .” Contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. WEBINAR: COVID-19 Relief in 2021: What Small Businesses Need to Know, February 2, 2021,  Cy AlbaNichole Atallah , and  Kathryn Hickey . Read more  here . LABOR & EMPLOYMENT 2021 Labor and Employment Spotlight: A List of Key Legal Updates for Employers, January 13, 2021, Nichole Atallah , Sara Nasseri , and Sarah Nash Undeniably, 2020 was . . . Read More

The End of An Area: Planning Now for Potential Loss of HUBZone Status

2021 is an important year for the many HUBZone firms located in redesignated areas that will lose HUBZone status after 12/31/21. For these firms, the time is now to plan for maintaining HUBZone status in 2022 and beyond. Here’s what you need to know. If you are located in a redesignated area that loses HUBZone eligibility after this year, you could make plans this year to move your office to a new location that will still be HUBZone eligible after . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 13, 2021

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . PilieroMazza Builds on Strategic Plan for the Future, January 5, 2021 PilieroMazza announced that, effective January 1, 2021,  Tony Franco  became Managing Partner, assuming the role held for over three decades by Founding Partner  Pam Mazza . Commenting on the change, Pam remarked, “Tony is a proven leader with a solid understanding of not only the practice of law, but also the business of law. He is more than capable of leading us . . . Read More