Federal Contractor’s Introduction to Employment Law Compliance


CLE credits earned: 2 General Credits (Pending WA 2 Law and Legal)

Labor is the biggest cost driver in most government contracts, and federal labor laws and executive orders have a significant impact on what those costs will be. Therefore, understanding or not understanding those legal requirements could mean the difference between making a profit or experiencing a loss. More importantly, perhaps, failure to comply with federal labor standards requirements can lead to a three-year debarment or exclusion from government contracting–a death sentence for some businesses.

President Biden’s administration is already building on the work of the Obama administration, which saw more new labor requirements imposed on contractors than any presidency since Lyndon B. Johnson. And enforcement of both new and existing labor standards promises to be unrelenting under the current President. This means that compliance remains as important as ever, starting with learning what an employer’s obligations are.

This course, presented by Shlomo D. Katz, leader of Brown Rudnick’s Wage & Hour practice and a member of the firm’s Government Contracts practice, reviews government contractors’ prevailing wage, fringe benefit and other labor requirements and offers practical guidance to consider when bidding on or performing government contracts.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Understand the basic requirements of the Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act and significant executive orders impacting government contractors
•  Review how those legal requirements can impact your proposals for contracts and how you may be able to use them to improve your competitive position
•  Tips for surviving a Department of Labor audit

Date / Time: July 28, 2021

•   2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: July 28, 2021

Shlomo Katz | Brown Rudnick LLP

Shlomo Katz is a member of the Dispute Resolution Department at the international law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he focuses on the areas of government contracts / procurement and commercial law and litigation, wage and hour law, and construction law. Shlomo has significant experience in both prosecuting and defending against bid protests, preparing, negotiating, and litigating contract claims, and representing contractors in Inspector General and Department of Justice investigations.

Shlomo also advises clients on contract compliance, subcontracting, data rights, trade secret, and labor law issues relating to government contracts. He participates in mergers and acquisitions of government contractors, advising on issues of assignment and novation, intellectual property / data rights, and facility security clearances, and works with investors and portfolio companies to structure investments ways that preserve a concern’s status as a small business. Shlomo has successfully litigated before federal, state, and local courts and the Government Accountability Office and Boards of Contract Appeals.

In addition, Shlomo is Brown Rudnick’s Wage & Hour Group Leader and represents clients in connection with minimum wage, working time, and overtime issues under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Service Contract Act (SCA), Davis-Bacon Act, federal Executive Orders, and state wage payment and prevailing wage laws. This includes conducting proactive wage-hour audits for employers as well as litigation of minimum wage, overtime, and wage payment claims by federal and state labor departments and private litigants, including class actions.

Shlomo also has represented parties in wrongful termination and discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in federal court and has advised clients on WARN Act notices and on the labor law provisions of federal COVID-19 relief legislation.

Shlomo is fluent in Hebrew and is registered to practice architecture in Israel.

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I. Understand the basic requirements of the Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act and significant executive orders impacting government contractors | 2:00-3:00

II. Break | 3:00-3:10

III. Review how those legal requirements can impact your proposals for contracts and how you may be able to use them to improve your competitive position | 3:10-3:50
IV. Tips for surviving a Department of Labor audit | 3:50-4:10