Government Contracts & Investigations

Biden Executive Order to Require Project Labor Agreements for Federal Procurement Construction Projects, and More

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Once again the President has invoked the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act as the authority for an Executive Order “to promote economy and efficiency.” In his latest Executive Order (EO) issued on Friday, February 4, 2022, President Biden mandated that all federal procurement construction projects valued at $35 million or more must use aRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Construction

DOJ Came Out Swinging with False Claims Act Recoveries in FY 2021

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On Tuesday, DOJ released its eagerly awaited False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, announcing that DOJ had obtained $5.6 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government.  This was the second largest annual total in FCA history (only surpassed byRead More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

More Administration Actions on the COVID-19 Vaccination Front

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The Biden Administration continues its march towards implementation and enforcement of permanent vaccination mandates. OSHA withdraws OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) On January 13, 2022, the Administration’s plan to force employers to vaccinate or test more than 84 million employees was blocked by the Supreme Court.  In its ruling, the Supreme Court held that OSHARead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate Still Stayed Despite Government Attempts to Overturn

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The saga continues.  In prior alerts, we have been providing updates and analysis regarding continuing practical and legal challenges to implementing the President’s Path Out of the Pandemic plan, and in particular, the Executive Order 14042 (“EO 14042”) mandating that government contractors’ employees must be vaccinated unless one of the two legal exceptions – sincerelyRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment