Month: January 2016

“Final DRAFT” of VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications Published for Comment

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01/11/2016Vandeventer Black

Vandeventer Black Construction and Government Contracts Group attorney Pat Genzler  have prepared the below summary of the newly published Final DRAFT of VDOT’s proposed Road and Bridge Specification changes for review by the industry and the Federal Highway Administration. More information will be available at the Firm’s website as well. FINAL REVISED VDOT ROAD AND… Read more »

Final Rule Prohibiting Federal Contractors Retaliating Against Employees and Applicants Who Discuss Wages Issues and Becomes Effective for Contracts Entered Into or Modified On or After January 11, 2016

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01/07/2016Vandeventer Black

On September 11, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its final rule prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose job compensation information. The final rule was published in the Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 176, pp. 54934 – 54977. The final rule… Read more »

Provision Agreeing to not Challenge Arbitration Award Voided by Georgia Court

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01/06/2016Lowenstein, Neil S.

Authored by Neil S. Lowenstein An increasingly popular arbitration clause provision is language purporting to waive later challenge to the arbitration award. In a recent decision in Atlanta Flooring Design Centers, Inc. v. R.G. Williams Constr., Inc., 733 S.E.2d 868 (April 2015), the Georgia Court of Appeals held such waiver void and unenforceable. While that court… Read more »