Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 24, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: The CARES Act: Highlights and Planning for the Future, December 16, 2020,  Cy AlbaNichole AtallahKathryn Hickey , 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 BLOG: Errors to Avoid when Moving State Litigation to Federal Court, November 17, 2020, Megan Benevento Depending on the claims, parties, and preferences, there . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 12, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: The CARES Act: Highlights and Planning for the Future, December 16, 2020,  Cy AlbaNichole AtallahKathryn Hickey , 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. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT BLOG: Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping: 5 Things Contractors Should Do Now, November 6, 2020, Nichole Atallah , Sarah Nash , and Sara Nasseri The . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – November 4, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare: Getting Your House in Order, November 11, 2020, Kathryn Hickey . Read more here . WEBINAR: The CARES Act: Highlights and Planning for the Future, December 16, 2020, Cy Alba , Nichole Atallah , Kathryn Hickey , and Matt Feinberg . Read more here . RECORDING: SBA’s Final Rule on Mentor Protégé Programs: Key Changes for Government Contractors, October 28, 2020, Pam Mazza and Peter Ford . Watch here . Read PilieroMazza’s summary of the final rule here . COVID-19 . . . Read More

SBA Releases Loan Necessity Questionnaire for PPP Borrowers

On October 26, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a notice in the Federal Register that, among other updates, announced two new forms, 3509 and 3510 (the Forms),  related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Form 3509 is for for-profit businesses, while 3510 applies only to non-profit entities.  These Forms will be sent by PPP lenders only to PPP borrowers who received a principal loan amount of $2 million or more, and borrowers will have ten days to complete it.  According to . . . Read More

PilieroMazza’s 889 Compliance Assistance Program

The Second Interim Rule implementing Section 889, Part 2 becomes effective October 26, 2020. Section 889 Part B prohibits any executive agency from entering into, extending, or renewing a contract with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or services that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. This second interim rule requires contractors to represent annually in the System for Award Management . . . Read More

Virginia Companies Required to Update Handbooks and Workplace Policies: Pregnancy Discrimination Updates and More

Effective October 29, 2020, Virginia employers must update their handbooks to reflect new state requirements regarding pregnancy discrimination, according to a recent law. The law adds posting requirements and is one of several state obligations recently introduced in Virginia. This client alert explains the new requirement and flags additional policy changes that employers need to take to avoid future liabilities. This year, Virginia joined a number of states that include clear prohibitions on discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related . . . Read More

DOD Extends Section 889 Waiver to September 30, 2022

In August, we wrote about a memorandum issued by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that waived the Department of Defense’s (DOD) requirements under Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The Federal Register published an interim rule on July 14, 2020, that implemented Section 889, which prohibits agencies from procuring telecommunications equipment and services from Huawei Technologies Company, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, Hytera Communications Company, Dahua Technology Company, and ZTE Corporation. The DOD originally released a memorandum on July . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – October 22, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: SBA’s Final Rule on Mentor-Protégé Programs: Key Changes for Government Contractors, October 28, 2020, Pamela Mazza and Peter Ford . Read more here . WEBINAR: Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare: Getting Your House in Order, November 11, 2020, Kathryn Hickey . 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 & CORPORATE BLOG: Important Considerations When Structuring . . . Read More

PilieroMazza Summarizes SBA’s Final Rule on Mentor-Protégé Programs

Today, SBA issued its final rule making changes to its rules on joint ventures, the mentor protégé program, the Section 8(a) program, and much more.  In developing this final rule, SBA reviewed and considered the many comments it received, and PilieroMazza believes that the final rule makes many positive changes that will simplify its procedures for small businesses, particularly 8(a) program participants.  Below we summarize major changes in the final rule.  If you have questions concerning SBA’s final rule on its Mentor Protégé Programs, . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – October 15, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Revisiting Executive Compensation and Employee Incentive Plans, October 20, 2020, Nichole Atallah and Kathryn Hickey COVID-19 has left many companies to balance competing responsibilities. While the primary focus is on taking care of employees and ensuring business continuity, new challenges are arising in appropriately managing executive compensation. This webinar will focus on achieving business goals through attracting, incentivizing, and managing employees. [ Read More ] COVID-19 Client Resource Center: To access resources for . . . Read More