Second Circuit Raises a Drawbridge to Chapter 15
After the Audit: How Employers Should Address Any Issues
Employer's Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Brown Rudnick Partner William Baldiga along with others, to lead a live webinar on "Is The Fisker Credit Bid Ruling News? Why? Why Not?"
How easy is it to misplace $6 billion?
Recently, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) made public an internal memorandum stating that over the last six years, the OIG has identified more than $6 billion in State Department contracts “in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all.”¹ Among the highlights (lowlights?) of the report were findings that in an auditing sample of 115 contracts for the U.S. mission in Iraq alone, more than 70% of the contract files were missing or deficient.²
DOE Introduces Proposed Rule to Supplement Income of Accountants and Consultants
The Department of Energy (“DOE”) is taking a page from the 2012 playbook of the Department of Defense (“DoD”). In February 2012, DoD issued a final rule that introduced new Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFAR”) clauses that defined contractor business systems and authorized the contracting officer to withhold certain payments for contracting officer-identified “significant deficiencies” in the contractor’s business systems. DOE recently published a proposed rule that, if finalized, will introduce similar new clauses to the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (“DEAR”).