SBA Issues Final Rules on the Use of Set-Asides for Multiple Award Contracts

On October 2, 2013, SBA issued its long-anticipated final rule addressing the use of set-asides on multiple award contracts and clarifying the regulations on bundling and contract consolidation. The final rule implements sections of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. SBA had issued a proposed rule on these issues in May 2012, and solicited comments. Likewise, DOD, GSA, and NASA published an interim rule in November 2011 providing agencies with initial guidance regarding the use of set-asides on multiple . . . Read More

The Shutdown Labor & Employment Top 10

With the federal government shut down heading into its second week, many employers, especially contractors, have been faced with difficult decisions regarding laying off and furloughing employees. If your company has faced or is facing theses decisions, keep in mind the following labor and employment issues that could expose the company to liability.

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor – Fourth Quarter 2013

In This Issue: The Importance of a Good Prenuptial Agreement for Your Company Strategic Sourcing: Risks and Opportunities for Small Businesses SBA Provides New Set-Aside Authorities for Multiple Award Contracts Labor and Employment Law Update: Supreme Court to Decide Several Cases with Important Ramifications for Employers

OFCCP Rules Regarding Veterans and the Disabled will be Effective March 24, 2014

Two new rules affecting the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”), governing protected veterans, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 503”), governing persons with disabilities were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013. The rules become effective on March 24, 2014 and federal contractors and subcontractors must largely come into compliance with the rules by that date. Contractors with affirmative action programs in place on March 24, 2014 may maintain them until . . . Read More

“Military Contract Appeals Board Case Shows Risks of Fraud,” LAW360 article by Cy Alba

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals recently found that Dongbuk R&U Engineering Co. Ltd. was not entitled to payment for the services performed due to alleged fraudulent conduct of at least one of the company’s officers. This should come as no surprise in the current economic environment, but the degree to which such scrutiny can impact a firm’s ongoing business may raise some eyebrows, says Isaias Alba of PilieroMazza PLLC. Click here to download Cy Alba’s LAW360 Article from September 20, . . . Read More