Five Things You Should Know About DoD Cybersecurity Regulations

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11/24/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Neil Lowenstein and Blake Christopher In 2007, a preeminent American defense contractor first reported cyber attacks emanating from China. Four years later, upon a visit by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Chinese Air Force revealed a fighter jet unnervingly similar to the one manufactured by the hacked American contractor. More recently, the FBI… Read more »

Potential Changes…New Overtime Rules Proposed by Department of Labor

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11/24/2015Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Neil Lowenstein Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) published new proposed rules for FLSA overtime requirements. The following are some important items to note from the proposal: Increasing the salary threshold from $23,660/year to $50,400/year [40th percentile]. Increasing the “highly compensated” threshold from $100,000/year to $122,148/year [90th percentile]; and Automatically increasing the… Read more »

Reporting Claims or Potential Claims…

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11/17/2015Moss, Ashley G.

Authored by James W. Walker and Ashley G. Moss1 All professional liability insurance policies require the insured to report claims timely as a condition to coverage. This is especially important at the time for renewal of insurance coverage. When a policy is being renewed, the application will ask if the insured is aware of any… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Intern Become a Nightmare

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11/17/2015Paul, Dustin M.

Authored by Dustin Paul The end of school and the start of summer can provide students a rare opportunity to experience life in the workplace.  Many students have traded summer jobs like lifeguard or ice cream scooper for more educational experiences, like internships.  The idea of having a young man or woman around your workplace… Read more »

It Pays to Notice

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11/10/2015Nicholas, Edward E.

Authored by Ned Nicholas As you review the contract for the work that will occupy half your workforce for the next two years you see that there are provisions requiring your company to give notice within a specified period of time as a condition to receiving additional compensation for extra or to make a claim for… Read more »

New Laws Affecting Construction: Part III

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11/05/2015Harvey, James R.

Authored by James Harvey In Part 3 of our articles on the 2015 changes to the Virginia Public Procurement Act, we provide a brief explanation of Job Order Contracting (JOC) now possible on Virginia public projects.  Public bodies in Virginia may now procure services for multiple jobs through a single indefinite quantity indefinite duration contact provided… Read more »