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Class Deviation on Increased Progress Payments in Response to COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) national emergency, the progress payment rates at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 232.501-1 are increased...

Contractor Vaccine Mandate: What About Work-From-Home Employees?

Koprince McCall Pottroff – My colleagues and I here at Koprince McCall Pottroff have been hearing lots of questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for certain employees of federal government contractors. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the pandemic-related rise in remote work, one of the most common questions is “are work-from-home employees required to be vaccinated?” The […]
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DoD Memorandum on Determining and Making Commercial Item Procurements to Respond to COVID-19

Most the supplies and services required by DoD to response to COVID-19 will be urgent commercial item procurements. Accordingly, the Defense Contract Management Agency...

DOD Travel Ban – Contractors Potentially Affected

Clark Hill - Effective March 16, 2020, the Department of Defense has banned all domestic travel for personnel and families in response to the...

Proposed COVID-19 Bill Has Major Implications for Employers

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a revised version of the H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201...

Five Things You Should Know: Common Misconceptions about the Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Koprince McCall Pottroff – The contractor vaccine mandate is the talk of the government contracting community. As contractors scramble to understand the ins-and-outs of the new requirement, my colleagues and I are seeing some of the same misconceptions repeatedly arise. Without further ado, here are five common misconceptions about the contractor vaccine mandate, and the actual […]
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State of Emergency: COVID-19, the Stafford Act, and What It All Means for Contractors

On March 13, the President declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Doing so activated the authorities available to the President...

Department of Defense – DoD Releases Revised Section 3610 Guidance

By Craig Stetson of Capital Edge The Department of Defense (DoD) released two-class deviations on August 18, 2020, mandating revised agency-wide guidance and instruction applicable to the evaluation of contractor requests for reimbursement under Section 3610 of the CARES Act. What do these class deviations mandating revised agency-wide guidance and instruction mean? These two class […]
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Handling Religious Accommodation Requests in the Wake of Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Arent Fox – As COVID-19 vaccination mandates continue to increase across the country, employers are legally required to manage, and in some cases accommodate, exemption requests.  Presently, there are two legally recognized exceptions from vaccination mandates: (1) Medical exemptions under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and (2) exemptions based on sincerely held, religious beliefs..  Medical […]
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Effective Immediately: Final DOD Guidance on Section 3610 Reimbursement

Wiley Rein - Almost five months after the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—which included a provision allowing government...