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Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys.

Employment Law, Government Contracts

The New Administration Strikes a Death Blow to the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Rule

Working together, Congress and the White House have permanently blocked the Obama Administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulations (also known as the “blacklisting rule”) that would have, among other things, required government contractors and sub-contractors to disclose prior labor violations when bidding on certain federal contracts.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

DOL Issues Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Government Contractors

Under newly released DOL rules, most federal government contractors entering into new or renegotiated contracts on or after January 1, 2017, will be required to provide employees performing on, or in connection with, the contract with up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

Felons and Tax Cheats Beware: Regulators Want To Stop You From Winning Federal Government Contracts

A new final rule targeting tax cheats and convicted felons who try to bid on federal government contracts was published on September 30, 2016. The rule is effective immediately and makes permanent an interim rule published back in December 2015 which has already been in effect since February 26, 2016.

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