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Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Recent regulatory initiatives we have reported on this year are driving up compliance demands on federal contractors. Some experts say a 25% increase in compliance costs are to be expected. The new changes require contractors to track and report a comprehensive list of labor and employment law violations, would disallow larger existing contractors from requiring pre-dispute arbitration agreements of certain claims, and requires contractor's employees are provided with additional information on overtime and hours worked in paychecks.
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Friday, April 10th, 2015
Good Jobs Nation, an advocacy group for low-wage federal contract workers is alleging that some contractors are breaking the law by not paying their employees enough.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2015
President Obama's executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity took effect this past week.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
The General Services Administration continues to work with industry in order to implement a consolidated professional services contract schedule for vendors and customer agencies by November.
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Sunday, March 29th, 2015
The Labor Department, under direction by the Obama administration, will be delaying a rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure their workplace is free from discrimination based on sex.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
A new feedback tool, named Acquisition 360, will allow contractors to rate their transactions with federal agencies, OFPP Administrator Anne Rung announced in a recent memo.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2015
In July of last year, President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order that would allow the government to deny a company a contract if they or subcontractors are even suspected of having violated federal labor laws within the previous three years.
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Friday, March 13th, 2015
The White House recently released a memo -- in conjunction with the FAA's announcement regarding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) -- that will have a significant impact on how government contractors can use UAVs.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
More than 50 organizations are urging President Obama to issue an executive order requiring stricter campaign spending disclosure for companies that contract with the federal government.
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Saturday, March 7th, 2015
The General Services Administration is again considering a change to an acquisition rule commonly despised -- the Price Reduction Clause.
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Friday, February 20th, 2015
The General Services Administration is investigating new ways that agencies might purchase cloud computing services.
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Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Almost 600 small businesses are at risk of losing their set-aside status in 2015, and the Small Business Administration doesn't think they are even aware of the possibility.
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
With the proliferation of cyberattacks, and growing potential for damage, the Obama administration seeks assistance from the private sector -- requiring some contractors to take certain measures.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
In a recent report, the Office of Management and Budget warned Congress that if cuts from sequestration are again implemented in fiscal 2016, the impact on agency budgets would be significant.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Under new Labor Department rules, steps to prevent pay discrimination and pay secrecy amongst federal contractors are being taken. A Massachusetts hospital was recently the subject of a DOL investigation and has chosen to settle the charges.
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Friday, February 6th, 2015
Companies contracting with the federal government will soon be expected to follow new rules aimed at combatting human trafficking -- and demonstrate compliance.
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Friday, January 30th, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor seeks to clarify contractors' requirements to prevent sex discrimination. The DOL's recommended changes would revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and changes in society since 1970, when the rules were originally issued.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
In the past year, additional compliance obligations have been placed on federal contractors by under a series of Executive Orders and rules issued by the Department of Labor.
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Saturday, January 24th, 2015
If a new rule being considered by the Office of the Special Counsel is put in place, government contractors and subcontractors may be eligible for the same whistleblower protections as government employees.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
With the incoming 114th Congress, the outlook for contractors is brighter -- as an end to sequester and other legislative actions which would increase spending appear likely.
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