Client Alerts & Publications

New Executive Order Requires Contractors to Disclose Labor Violations

As part of his Year of Action, on July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Executive Order will require contractors who are bidding on federal government contracts in excess of $500,000 to disclose their federal and state labor law violations, as well as the labor law violations […]

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Maryland Federal Court Rules Single Party Arbitration Contracts Unenforceable

In a recent United States District Court for the District of Maryland decision, U.S. ex rel. Birckhead Electric, Inc. v. James W. Ancel, Inc., 2014 WL 2574529 (D. Md. June 5, 2014), the Court found that an arbitration provision in a construction contract that binds only one party is unenforceable. This means a party can […]

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An Innovative Method of Streamlining P3 Procurements

Within the last decade, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) have played an increasingly crucial role in the construction and renovation of transportation and utility infrastructure. On the other hand, P3s have not been as popular a procurement method for social infrastructure projects such as hospitals, civic buildings, courthouses, police departments, wastewater treatment facilities, libraries, parking lots and […]

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Pennsylvania Joining Other States in Rebuilding Infrastructure

According to PennDOT, Pennsylvania has the largest number of bridges in the U.S. classified as“structurally deficient.” Approximately 4,500, or 18 percent, of the Commonwealth’s bridges are structurally deficient, while the national average is 7.3 percent. The average age of bridges in the Commonwealth is over 50 years old. However, this distinction will soon change as […]

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Federal Regulatory Update

Recently, the Federal Government issued a number of final and proposed regulations that will have a significant impact on government contractors. Below is a summary of some of the key regulations. I. Affirmative Action Goals for Veterans and Disabled Workers Final Regulations Most federal government contractors and subcontractors are familiar with the requirement to take […]

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