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

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