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Employment Law, Government Contracts

Important New Developments for MD State Government Contractors

Businesses engaged in government contracting in Maryland are often focused on federal regulations, but many businesses also contract with the state government. It is important to keep abreast of recent developments affecting government contracts with the State of Maryland or any of its agencies. Two such developments, in particular, are worth noting.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

Order Requires Contractors to Report Labor Violations

The recent Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, signed by President Obama on July 31, 2014, has major implications for the way that federal government contractors treat their employees. Failure to comply with the new rules could exclude a contractor from consideration by a soliciting agency.

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Government Contracts

SUSPEND Act: Far from suspended, it’s moving right along

Companies that engage in Government Contracting should be paying close attention to the so-called Stop Unworthy Spending (SUSPEND) Act, H.R.3345, which passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on October 29, 2013 and as of this writing was still awaiting a floor vote in the full U.S. House of Representatives.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

Trick or Treat: Cybersecurity Threats at Your Door

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Cybersecurity Awareness Month falls in October, the same month as Halloween. Malicious programs can come knocking at the door of your company’s digital firewall, dressed in costume as a harmless email attachment or website link. If you open the door expecting a treat, you could end up with a costly and damaging trick. So it’s the perfect time to take note of the cybersecurity risks that your business may face.

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