SDV Not In “Control” – Court Affirms Overturn of Set Aside Award!

Apr 16, 2020

  By Hon. Jack Delman In XOTECH, LLC v. UNITED STATES, 950 F.3d 1376 (Fed. Cir. 2020) (XO), the Federal Circuit recently affirmed the overturn of an award to a service-disabled-veteran-owned (SDVO) LLC small business on the grounds that the LLC failed to show that its decisions were controlled by the SDV as required by law…. Read more »

Free Money? Are The Payroll Loans Too Good to Be True?

Apr 9, 2020

  By Tyler Freiberger, Esq., By now, you’ve heard about the CARES Act and the $350 billion put aside for small businesses. Bank of America alone received 10,000 applications in just the first hour it opened its online portal. If you haven’t, the short story is that private lenders are beings tasked to provide loans to… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: It’s Time to Spruce Up Your Multiple Award Schedule

Apr 2, 2020

  By Julia Coon, As you are completing your annual spring cleaning, do not forget to spruce up your Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. It is important to regularly review and update your MAS contract to ensure your company is in compliance with your contract requirements. Some of the key areas to review when sprucing… Read more »

Good News for Employers! NLRB Upholds Employee Handbook Policies Tailored to Legitimate Business Purposes

Feb 27, 2020

By Edward W. Bailey,   Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) guarantees employees the right to organize and collectively bargain through representatives and applies to a wide range of employer conduct including the contents of employee handbooks. Until recently, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) standard for determining whether employee handbooks violated the… Read more »

Court Awards Equitable Adjustment for Legal Fees to Defend Qui Tam Suit!

Feb 20, 2020

  By Hon. Jack Delman The Court of Federal Claims recently awarded an equitable adjustment (EA) to a contractor providing reimbursement of legal fees to successfully defend a False Claims Act (FCA) action. The Tolliver Group v. United States, No. 17-1763C, 1/22/20. The Facts In 2011 the Army awarded the contractor a firm fixed price level… Read more »

“Ok Boomer”- Cringy But Not Discrimination (Yet)

Feb 13, 2020

  By Tyler Freiberger, Esq., Nearly half a century after passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the American workplace remains confused as to the line between an innocent joke and potential legal exposure. While jokes involving race at last have found their way to the “hard no” category, the debate over pop culture… Read more »