What’s New in OFCCP Compliance? Important 2023 Updates for Government Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. In 2023, contractors can expect continued – and heightened – enforcement actions from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Among other things, the OFCCP is taking on a greater interest in pay equity, issuing proposed burdensome changes to its Compliance Review scheduling letters, and expanding its overall efforts to ensure contractors are compliant with regulations. In this webinar, PilieroMazza’s Sara Strosser , an attorney in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group , examines new updates in 2023 crucial to . . . Read More

2022 FCA Year in Review and Emerging Trends for 2023

Click here to view the recorded session. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered approximately $2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and the False Claims Act (FCA) in Fiscal Year 2022, a sharp decline from 2021 and the lowest recoveries in over a decade. While the FCA remains the primary vehicle for the government to recover funds obtained by fraud or a material misrepresentation, are the 2022 statistics a sign of reduced enforcement or increased compliance? Join Matt Feinberg and . . . Read More

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

Click here to view the recorded session. You have undoubtedly heard the stories, a contractor with a flawless record going back years gets one bad past performance record, maybe due to themselves or a subcontractor and now they are blackballed. While many in the government believe this is all exaggeration, contractors know that this situation can occur and that even a “satisfactory” rating can be the difference between winning and losing the next big contract. For this reason it is critical that . . . Read More

Government Contract Claims: Top 10 Things to Know About the Contract Disputes Act

Click here to view the recorded session. The adage that “you can’t fight City Hall” does not apply to federal government contractors. The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) provides the framework governing contract disputes between contractors and the government. Knowing contract terms is vital to better position contractors before moving forward with a claim and thus avoid losing the claim to technicalities and traps for the unwary. Join Lauren Brier and Dozier Gardner , attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Government Contract Claims & Appeals Group, to learn the top ten things every government contractor . . . Read More

Top 5 Employment Challenges in 2023 for Government Contractors

Click here to view the recorded session. As we enter 2023, PilieroMazza attorneys are tracking several labor and employment challenges that will impact government contractors. In this webinar, PilieroMazza‘s Sarah Nash , Practice Group Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group , will cover what to watch for in 2023 to stay in compliance, improving your ability to bid for new contracts and sustain existing ones, including: classification of employees; recruiting and retention best practices; pay equity evaluations; managing state laws for multijurisdictional employers; and new minimum . . . Read More

Termination for Convenience How to Prepare Your Settlement Proposal

Click here to view the recorded session. Nearly every government contract has a clause that allows the government to terminate the contract, or a portion of the contract, for convenience (i.e., when the government has determined that it no longer needs the goods or services). After a termination for convenience, you and the government need to settle what you are still owed under the contract. This typically occurs through a negotiated agreement, where you submit a settlement proposal the government can either . . . Read More

Small Government Contractors and the FCA: Is More Enforcement on the Horizon?

Click here to view the recorded session. The False Claims Act is a primary tool in the government’s arsenal to fight fraud in federal procurement. With contractors facing a number of compliance requirements and recent Justice Department enforcement initiatives, the FCA remains a major concern. Join Matt Feinberg and Jackie Unger , partners on PilieroMazza’s False Claims Act Team , for a review of emerging FCA trends and enforcement initiatives. They’ll discuss: recent cases and their potential impacts trends affecting small business government contractors the implementation of important DOJ initiatives; . . . Read More

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