Government Contracts. Legal news and articles for January 28 - 31, 2014

Holland & Knight LLP | Government Contracts Lawyer Robert Tompkins Joins ...Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act: A Cut To Contractor ...US seeks BP's continued suspension from new contractsOffit Kurman Attorney Ira Hoffman Appointed to MD Governor's International ...Legislative Democrats ask federal prosecutor to examine law firms ...Obama's minimum wage plan has more statutory authority than prior “unilateral ...Wage hike for federal contract workers limitedBP Continued Suspension From New US Contracts SoughtSome of the Biggest Labor & Safety Law Violators are U.S. Government...President Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal ContractsObama hiking minimum pay for new federal contractsSome of the Biggest Labor & Safety Law Violators are U.S. Government...Obama is boosting the minimum wage for federal contractors. Here's how.Government now lets you to decide to get high, but not get marriedObama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors

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Government in the Cloud: Minimizing the Risks
Governing (blog)January 2, 2014

Contracts should specify how and where any legal disputes will be settled, and should take into accounts different jurisdictions' laws. For example, the researchers note, North Carolina law "voids contract provisions that require disputes under ...more »

End conflict over gay marriage
Lock Haven ExpressJanuary 3, 2014

To end a government-sponsored legal contract, the couple would be required to go to a civil court. To end a private marriage (which includes no legal entanglements whatsoever), they either could follow the ordinances of a given religion, they could ...more »

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Holland & Knight LLP | Government Contracts Lawyer Robert Tompkins Joins ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 30, 2014) - Government contracts lawyer Robert (Bob) Tompkins has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Holland & Knight as a partner. Mr. Tompkins provides strategic counsel to companies that have or are seeking government...more »

Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act: A Cut To Contractor ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 31, 2014

... into law on December 26, 2013, contains a number of provisions relating to government procurement, perhaps most significantly a decrease in the amount of individual compensation the government considers "allowable" under government contracts.more »

US seeks BP's continued suspension from new contracts
Anchorage Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2014

BP sued the EPA in August to lift the suspension, which the company contends should have ended with its 2012 guilty plea and payment of $5.26 billion to resolve federal criminal charges and related securities-law violations. In December, lawyers for ...more »

Offit Kurman Attorney Ira Hoffman Appointed to MD Governor's International ...
PR Web (press release)January 30, 2014

Mr. Hoffman is a Principal in the International, Cybersecurity, and Government Contracts Practice Groups at Offit Kurman, P.A. He has been practicing international and government contracts law for nearly 30 years, and has broadened his practice to ...more »

Legislative Democrats ask federal prosecutor to examine law firms ...
Plain DealerJanuary 29, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislative Democratic leaders on Wednesday asked a federal prosecutor to investigate whether Attorney General Mike DeWine's office broke any federal laws in awarding lucrative legal contracts to campaign donors. The Democrats' ...more »

Obama's minimum wage plan has more statutory authority than prior “unilateral ...
Washington PostJanuary 29, 2014

The claimed executive authority is said to come from the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. This sets no fast and firm ... After law school at the University of Chicago, he clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of ...more »

Wage hike for federal contract workers limited
State JournalJanuary 29, 2014

A recent survey by the National Employment Law Project found that 77 percent of government contract employees who work in food service, retail or janitorial service earn less than $10 per hour. About 4 in 10 of those workers depend on public assistance ...more »

BP Continued Suspension From New US Contracts Sought
BloombergJanuary 29, 2014

BP sued the EPA in August to lift the suspension, which the company contends should have ended with its 2012 guilty plea and payment of $5.26 billion to resolve federal criminal charges and related securities-law violations. In December, lawyers for ...more »

Some of the Biggest Labor & Safety Law Violators are U.S. Government...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 28, 2014

The study also revealed that companies holding federal contracts make up 30 percent of the top wage and safety violators in the U.S. The federal government disburses $500 billion every year in contracts for goods and services. In fact, 18 federal ...more »

President Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts
The National Law ReviewJanuary 28, 2014

Many service and construction contracts already are subject to federal prevailing wage laws (under the Davis-Bacon Act for construction and the Service Contract Act (SCA) for services) that often, but not always, require payment of wage rates in excess ...more »

Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts
State JournalJanuary 28, 2014

The increase from a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour will not affect existing federal contracts, only new ones. Moreover, contract renewals will not be affected ... to raise the minimum pay for federal contractors. By limiting the increase to new ...more »

Some of the Biggest Labor & Safety Law Violators are U.S. Government...
PR Newswire (press release)January 28, 2014

The study also revealed that companies holding federal contracts make up 30 percent of the top wage and safety violators in the U.S. The federal government disburses $500 billion every year in contracts for goods and services. In fact, 18 federal ...more »

Obama is boosting the minimum wage for federal contractors. Here's how.
Washington Post (blog)January 28, 2014

Good Jobs Nations' membership is made up of workers hired by private companies that have contracts with the federal government or that operate concessions in government-owned buildings. The group has urged President Obama to require contractors to ...more »

Government now lets you to decide to get high, but not get married
Fox News (blog)January 28, 2014

It infantilizes people by having them sign a post card-sized contract that actually represents volumes and volumes of marriage law, which they never review. The government is, progressively, incrementally, attempting to destroy personal freedom.more »

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors
CNN (blog)January 28, 2014

Just hours before the President is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed that Obama will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for new federal contract workers. Follow @politicaltickerFollow ...more »

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