The Weekly Update for March 25, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption The Office of Labor-Management Standards of the Department of Labor (Department’) is revising the Form LM-20 Agreement, Activities Report and the Form LM-10 Employer Report in response to its June 21, 2011 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In the NPRM, the Department proposed to revise its interpretation of the advice exemption in section 203(c) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for March 18, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints under MAP-21 Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, issued a proposed rule extending the comment period for filing written comments on the proposed rulemaking: Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors from March 28, 2016 until April 12, . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for March 11, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Information on Corporate Contractor Performance and Integrity DOD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement section 852 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2013 to include, in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System, to the extent practicable, identification of any immediate owner or subsidiary, and all predecessors of an offeror that held a Federal contract or grant within the . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for March 4, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Underrepresented Industries Identified, Expansion, and Spending Goals Met for WOSB Program SBIR/STTR Programs to be Reauthorized GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Underrepresented Industries Identified, Expansion, and Spending Goals Met for WOSB Program On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the results of a study that identified industries in which women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) were underrepresented in federal contracting in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for February 5, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Small Business Investment Company Program Click here if you would like to download a copy . SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Small Business Investment Company Program SBA proposed a rule defining a new class of small business investment companies (SBICs) that will seek to generate positive and measurable social impact, in addition to financial return. This proposed rule sets forth regulations applicable to Impact SBICs with respect to licensing, leverage eligibility, fees, reporting, and compliance requirements, 81 Fed. Reg. 5666 . Comments are due by March 4, 2016.

The Weekly Update for January 29, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Employee-Based Size Standards in Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade Small Business Size Standards: Inflation Adjustment to Monetary-Based Size Standards Industries with Employee-Based Size Standards Not Part of Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, or Retail Trade Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Employee Based Size Standards in Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for January 22, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Payment of Subcontractors SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Final Rule Adopted for Uniform Administrative Requirements and More This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Payment of Subcontractors DOD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement the section of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that requires contractors to notify the contracting officer, in writing, if the contractor pays a reduced price to a small business subcontractor, or if the contractor’s payment to a small business contractor is more . . . Read More

The Weekly Update for January 8, 2016

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 2016 Adverse Effect Wage Rates Removal of Requirement to File Direct-Pay Fee Agreements With the Office of the General Counsel Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services Federal Acquisition Regulation; Sole Source Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses Trade Agreements Thresholds Federal Acquisition Regulation; Definition of ‘‘Multiple-Award Contract’’ Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Multiyear Contract Requirements SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Community Advantage Pilot Program Interest Rates This week’s report follows,  click here if you would like to download a copy . GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS 2016 Adverse Effect Wage Rates Effective December 22, 2015, the . . . Read More

Weekly Update Report for August 9, 2013

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS DoD, GSA and NASA Issue Proposed Rule Regarding Contractor Comment Period, Past Performance Evaluations DFARS DoD Issues Guidance for Use of AbilityOne Base Supply Center Program Rule Would Boost Consideration of Contractor Past Performance DoD Cuts Furlough Days to Six Vendor Settles in Case Over Chinese-Made Supplies Notices Issued by the Committee for the Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled SMALL BUSINESS SBA Publishes Notice for SBIR/STTR Commercialization Benchmark Scroll down to read this week’s . . . Read More