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

Recent Trends in COVID Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Employers

Click here to view the recorded session. Join PilieroMazza’s Nichole Atallah and Sarah Nash , partners in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group, for a 30-minute overview of recent legal developments and trends on vaccine and mask mandates and their implications for employers, whether engaged in the commercial or federal sector. Key topics will include: how President Biden’s policy regarding mandatory vaccines and testing is impacting employer policies; navigating client requirements for mandatory vaccinations; determining reasonable accommodations and requirements for unvaccinated personnel; managing client denials . . . Read More

Return to Work: Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccination Policies and Accommodating Employee Disabilities and Religious Beliefs

Click here to view the recorded session. Over 50% of the adult population of the U.S. has received at least one dose of a vaccine to combat COVID-19, and many employers are looking forward to a “return to normal,” with employees coming back to the workplace. But many are unsure whether to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements as part of return-to-work policies. Employers must ensure that their return-to-work policies, including any vaccination mandates, comply with federal and state regulations governing vaccinations . . . Read More

COVID-19 Relief in 2021: What Small Businesses Need to Know

Click here to view the recorded session. The recent $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package is delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals. The related legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, provided more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. It also ensured tax deductibility for business expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, provided fresh PPP funding, and offers businesses facing severe revenue reductions the opportunity to apply for a second loan. However, it did not renew Families . . . Read More

COVID-19 Legislation: How Is It Impacting Federal Contractors?

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False Claims Act Implications for PPP and Disaster Relief Loans: What Small Businesses Should Be Ready For

Click here to view the recorded session. With its chaotic rollout, conflicting regulations, and breakneck disbursements, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is primed to create a wave of litigation. This includes actions taken under the False Claims Act (FCA), which sets penalties for anyone who knowingly submits a false claim for money to the federal government. Small business borrowers face potential FCA liability exposure during the PPP application and forgiveness process, so it is imperative that they learn to manage this . . . Read More