Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 29, 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 . [ Read More ] WEBINAR: SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs, October 14, 2020 PilieroMazza is a proud sponsor of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), and PilieroMazza Partner Jon Williams is the Co-Chair of SECAF’s Planning Committee. On October 14, 2020, SECAF will be hosting a panel discussion focused on the future . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 23, 2020

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . WEBINAR: Build a Competitive B2G Marketing Strategy with Available Market Research, September 30, 2020 PilieroMazza has 5 tickets available for the Howard County Chamber GovConnect’s webinar at 8:30 AM ET on September 30, 2020. Read more here . Contact marketing@pilieromazza.com for ticket availability. WEBINAR: SBA in FY21: What’s Ahead for the Small Business Programs, October 14, 2020 PilieroMazza is a proud sponsor of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), and partner  Jon Williams . . . Read More

CCPA Regulations Approved: Companies Risk Penalties for Noncompliance

Effective immediately, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved final regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on August 14, 2020. The final text of the regulations is available here . The CCPA grants California consumers robust data privacy rights and control over their personal information. Companies that do business with California consumers now risk penalties for noncompliance. Further, on August 30, 2020, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 , extending the CCPA’s employee exemption and the CCPA’s business-to-business exemption by . . . Read More

OFCCP Audits Are Coming: 6 Tips to Help You Prepare

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just released its FY 2020 lists of Supply & Service and Construction contractors the agency expects to audit (see FY 2020 CSAL Supply & Service and FY 2020 CSAL Construction ).  With enforcement a primary goal of OFCCP, preparing for an audit is key.  If your company is on the list, PilieroMazza’s Labor & Employment team suggests you follow these 6 tips to properly prepare for an OFCCP audit to avoid potential penalties and possible loss of your government contract.  Also, join . . . Read More

Court Vacates Key Parts of DOL “Joint Employer” Rule Months After Implementing

On September 8, 2020, the Southern District of New York struck down a recent Department of Labor (DOL) final rule that changed the standard of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The court determined that the rule conflicted with the FLSA and that the DOL did not properly justify the new change in policy.  This decision will expose more companies to potential liability under the FLSA and increase the number of businesses that qualify as joint employers, such as those who . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 14, 2020

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 .” Please contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT CLIENT ALERT: New Minimum Wage Requirements for Government Contractors May Impact Price Adjustments, September 10, 2020, Nichole Atallah Effective January 1, 2021, the  Executive Order  minimum wage rate that generally must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with covered government contracts will . . . Read More

New Minimum Wage Requirements for Government Contractors May Impact Price Adjustments

Effective January 1, 2021, the Executive Order (the Order) minimum wage rate that generally must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with covered government contracts will increase to $10.95 per hour, while the required minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts will increase to $7.65 per hour. Each year, the Department of Labor (DOL) assesses the established minimum wage and, using determined methodology, announces an . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – September 8, 2020

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 .” Please contact covid19@pilieromazza.com for immediate assistance. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Jackie Unger Elevated to Counsel in PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group, September 1, 2020 PilieroMazza  is pleased to announce that  Jackie Unger  has been elevated to Counsel in the Firm’s  Government Contracts Group  effective September 1, 2020. The Group’s Practice Chair,  Tony Franco , said: “Jackie is one of our most . . . Read More

FAR Council Issues New Interim Rule on Section 889 Prohibitions on Using Chinese Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment

If you have not viewed PilieroMazza’s prior client alert and webinar on the implications of the new prohibition on the use of certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment, we highly recommend you do so before reading this article as it will provide helpful background and information which we will not rehash in this article.  You can find that content here and here , respectively. The FAR Council released a new interim rule , effective October 26, 2020, allowing federal contractors who already certified in . . . Read More

Certain SBA Loan Review Decisions Under Paycheck Protection Program Appealable

Millions of small businesses applied for and received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was a temporary program established under the CARES Act enacted by Congress to provide relief to America’s small businesses due to the devastating effects of COVID-19.  But some businesses were denied loans and others are seeking forgiveness, only to find that they were deemed ineligible for full or partial forgiveness.  A new rule may provide small businesses with options to appeal these decisions. An . . . Read More