Long-Term Remote Work Strategies

Presented by Sarah Nash  and  Anna Wright . Click here  to view the recorded session.   With top companies permanently moving to a majority remote workforce, the COVID-19 shift to telework is here to stay. Employers need policies and procedures to manage the virtual workplace. This webinar covers strategies for sustaining long-term remote operations, including: maintaining data security and implementing an insider threat program; managing employee disputes and complaints; meeting health and safety obligations; and hiring and onboarding new employees.

Nuts and Bolts of SCA

Presented by Nichole Atallah  of  PilieroMazza PLLC  and  Mary Holmes  of  BOOST LLC . Click here  to view the recorded session. Compliance with the Service Contract Act (SCA), now referred to as the Service Contract Labor Standards, is a challenge for many companies. Understanding applicability, wage determinations, health and welfare benefits, and leave can cause major headaches. If these were not enough, non-compliance may lead to a Department of Labor (DOL) audit. This webinar covers strategic decisions that can help minimize SCA costs and liability. Key topics include: common SCA . . . Read More

SBA’s New WOSB / EDWOSB Certification Requirement and 8(a) Economic Disadvantage Criteria Revisions: What You Need to Know

Presented by  Meghan Leemon and  Jonathan Pomerance .   Click here to view the recorded session.   The Small Business Administration recently published a final rule that will impact businesses competing for contracts under the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program and those companies seeking admission to the 8(a) Business Development Program. The rule implements a certification requirement for WOSBs and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) and also revises 8(a) economic disadvantage eligibility criteria.   This webinar covers ways to keep your business competitive and compliant, . . . Read More

Return to Work Plan: Not Business As Usual

Presented by  Nichole Atallah and  Sarah Nash  of  PilieroMazza PLLC  and  Stephanie Alexander  and  Mary Holmes  of  BOOST LLC .   Click here to view the recorded session.   Now that states are beginning to reopen and we start going back into the workplace, there are important questions employers need answers to in order to protect themselves from liability. In this webinar, we focus on preparing employers to make these important decisions.   Learning Objectives:   Understand legal requirements employers need to consider. Consider policies and procedures employers need to implement before their employees . . . Read More

Past Performance: How to Use Yours, Benefit from Others’, and Defend It from Attacks

Presented by  Sam Finnerty . Click here to view the recorded session. A government agency’s evaluation of an offeror’s past performance can often be the difference between winning or losing a government contract. And, for better or worse, agencies are given broad discretion in how they evaluate past performance. As such, it is critical that companies working with the federal government understand not only what steps they should take to cultivate and utilize positive past performance, but also the steps they should take to . . . Read More

SCA Compliance Challenges in a COVID 19 Environment

Presented by  Nichole Atallah and  Sarah Nash . Click here to view the recorded session. If Service Contract Act (SCA) compliance wasn’t tricky enough already, federal and state programs providing for COVID-related leave and payments have raised unique SCA compliance concerns. In a time of uncertainty, the last thing government contractors need is to take an action that could precipitate a Department of Labor (DOL) investigation or client scrutiny. Join PilieroMazza ’s  Nichole Atallah  and  Sarah Nash  as they examine practical strategies to help avoid SCA pitfalls when implementing COVID-related leave . . . Read More

The False Claims Act: 2019 Takeaways and 2020 Trends

Presented by  Matt Feinberg and  Jackie Unger . Click here to view the recorded session.   The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered more than $3 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in Fiscal Year 2019, and it remains the primary vehicle for the government to recover payouts for fraud or a material misrepresentation. With recent increases in monetary recoveries from government-initiated matters and whistleblower incentives to initiate claims, government contractors face FCA investigation or litigation risk . . . Read More

COVID-19 Survival: The $2 Trillion CARES Act and Your Business

Presented by  Cy Alba , Nichole Atallah , and  Dave Shafer .   Click here  to view the recorded session.   A $2 trillion stimulus package is on the horizon. Meant to address the economic impact of COVID-19, the CARES Act would authorize emergency loans for distressed businesses and establish limits on requirements for employers to provide paid leave. With increased business closures and layoffs across the country, you need to know how the CARES Act can help your business survive.   Join PilieroMazza ’s  COVID-19 Client Response Team  for a webinar on: . . . Read More

Teleworking in a COVID-19 Environment: Your Questions Answered

Presented by Nichole Atallah .   Click here  to view the recorded session.   Many businesses and employees are adjusting to a full-time remote workforce in response to COVID-19. Even for a business accustomed to remote work, remote work during COVID-19 is not a typical situation. Join  PilieroMazza ’s  Nichole Atallah , Chair of the Firm’s  Labor & Employment Group , for this brief webinar where she: examines how teleworking in the midst of COVID-19 is different from how we worked before and offers employers useful information to keep their teams . . . Read More

CMMC Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Presented by  Jon Williams and  Anna Wright .   Click here to view the recorded session.   Now that the Department of Defense (DOD) has released the final version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines, all contractors that work directly or indirectly on DOD contracts should be preparing to obtain the CMMC. This important new certification, which DOD will eventually require for all DOD contracts, demonstrates your IT system’s capability for protecting DOD-sensitive information and will help you gain (or not lose) a competitive . . . Read More