Proposal Delayed by “Mail Storm” Was Timely

Rejection of a protester’s revised e-mailed proposal as late was improper, according to the Court of Federal Claims, because the proposal reached the designated government office by the time specified in the solicitation. An amendment for the second phase of a solicitation for barracks design and construction requested proposal revisions by 12:00 p.m. on the […]


NEW VIDEO SERIES! THE VALUE EQUATION: Establishing and Maximizing Corporate Legal Resources In this 7-Part video series, Tom Sager and Steve Lauer, authors of the article published in Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report, discuss the factors that affect the value of the legal service that corporate law departments receive. Also Available for Viewing […]

OSHA cites wind farm servicing company for willful violations after worker suffers burns in wind tower

Outland Renewable Services has been issued six citations for willful safety violations after a wind farm technician suffered severe burns from an electrical arc flash on Oct. 20, 2010. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations following an investigation at the Iberdrola Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm near […]

Final Rule Amends GSAR Leasing Provisions

A final rule issued by the General Services Administration amends the GSA Acquisition Regulation to revise GSAR Part 570, Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real Property, and related solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The GSAR Case 2006-G508 final rule updates regulatory provisions that apply to lease transactions and provides sustainability guidance on implementing Executive Order 13514, […]

ETA issues UIPL about new methodology used to calculate “on” and “off” triggers for EB purposes

The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) to inform the states of the new methodology used to calculate the “on” or “off” total unemployment rate (TUR) indicators to determine when extended benefit (EB) periods begin and end in a state. The DOL […]

Senate Rejects Proposal to Delay Durbin Amendment

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto, CCH Washington News Bureau, Contributing Author, the CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, June 8, 2011. The Senate rejected by  54 to 45 votes a proposal that would have delayed for one year the scheduled July 21 imposition of new Federal Reserve Board rules capping interchange fees for issuers with assets over $10 […]

Warren Responds to Blue Dog Coalition Regarding TILA/RESPA Disclosures

By J. Preston Carter, J.D., LL.M., Editor, Financial Privacy Law Guide, CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, State Banking Law Reporter and Bank Digest; co-author, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—Law, Explanation and Analysis, June 8, 2011. Responding to a letter from Reps. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., and Tim Holden, D-Pa., on behalf of the […]

OSHA cites Georgia trenching company for willful, repeat and serious safety violations; proposes $94,050 in fines

OSHA has cited D&J’s Trenching Services of Mansfield with five safety violations and $94,050 in penalties for exposing workers to unsafe trenching practices at a job site in the Orchard Park subdivision of Covington, Ga. OSHA found that employees installing a new sewer line were exposed to engulfment hazards while working in an 8-foot-deep trench […]

Aon Hewitt Study Shows Record-High Participation In DC Plans Driven By Automatic Enrollment

from Spencer’s Benefits Reports: In 2010, 75.8% of eligible employees participated in their company’s defined contribution retirement plan, according to a survey of 120 large companies by Aon Hewitt. This rate is higher than in 2009 (73.7%) and is the highest level since Aon Hewitt began tracking this data in 2002. According to Aon Hewitt, […]

U.S. Sup. Ct. upholds Arizona immigration law

The Legal Arizona Workers Act, which provides for the revocation or suspension of the business license of employers in the state that knowingly or intentionally employ unauthorized aliens, was not expressly or impliedly preempted by federal immigration law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. (Chamber of Commerce v Whiting, May 26, 2011, Roberts, J). Additionally, […]