AUGUST 20, 2020 | ALERT
Effective Immediately: Final DOD Guidance on Section 3610 Reimbursement
Almost five months after the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—which included a provision allowing government contractors to seek reimbursement of costs for paid leave associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a class deviation providing guidance for contracting officers reviewing contractors’ payment requests. As we’ve previously discussed, Section 3610 of the CARES Act authorizes (but does not require) agencies to reimburse contractors for the cost of paid leave incurred to keep contractor or subcontractor personnel in a “ready state” to the extent that the personnel were (i) unable to access a government-approved facility, and (ii) unable to telework because their jobs could not be performed remotely. DOD officials have publicly stated that the department does not have enough funding to pay all expected contractor reimbursement requests.
Read our full alert on this topic here.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET
Preparing for COVID-19 Fraud-Related Investigations and Enforcement
The influx of more than $2 trillion in federal funds into the U.S. economy has brought scrutiny into how those taxpayer dollars are being used, and presents challenges for businesses that are recipients of the funds – including legal, political, public relations, and policy risks. This webinar will review DOJ’s enforcement landscape during the pandemic, with a focus on the False Claims Act, joint agency enforcement, congressional investigations, state False Claims Act enforcement, and what’s next and preparing for COVID-19 related investigations.
June 11, 2020 | 12:30 P.M. ET
Government Contracts M&A and Due Diligence Risks in Times of COVID-19
Jon Burd and Jerita Salley join the ACC NCR Corporate Forum for a discussion to review the unique government contracts aspects of M&A transactions, the challenges of conducting due diligence in a mostly virtual environment, and the potential impact of the coronavirus crisis on future deals. (NOTE: Clients of Wiley should register as “Guest of Presenters” to avoid a fee.)
MAY 27, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET
Coronavirus Impact on Grantees
Brian Walsh and Kendra Perkins Norwood will cover COVID-19 related memoranda issued by OMB and other agencies concerning federal financial assistance during and relating to the pandemic; best practices for contracting for emergency services using federal grant funds; avoiding compliance missteps and preparing for subsequent audits and investigations for waste, fraud and abuse; and COVID-19 related funding opportunities to help fight the pandemic.
MAY 6, 2020 | 12 P.M. ET
COVID-19: Contractors’ Road to Recovery
Join Wiley's own Kendra Perkins Norwood for an outstanding 60-minute webinar with the National Bar Association and George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Program, to discuss contractors’ road to recovery – the challenges and opportunities facing government contractors as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
APRIL 29, 2020 | 1 P.M. ET
Clarification in the Time of COVID-19: Updates on the CARES Act and FFCRA
Wiley attorneys Todd A. Bromberg, Jessica N. Rosenthal, and Martha G. Vázquez will discuss clarifications issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for businesses with fewer than 50 employees that may qualify for an exemption from the FFCRA leave requirements.
APRIL 22, 2020 | 11 P.M. ET
Entering Federally-Funded Government Contracts Because of COVID-19? Look Out for Byrd Amendment and Lobbying Restrictions Pitfalls
March 25, 2020
Get Your Priorities Straight: Navigating the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) in Coronavirus Times
The Federal Government’s power to redirect the efforts of contractors reaches its peak during times of crisis. So it should come as no surprise that the Administration may wield long-established statutory discretion, under the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), to control what companies make and do (and when) as things are needed to address the current COVID-19 public health emergency. This topic is now front-page news following the President’s invocation of the DPA to provide such powers to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on March 18, 2020.
Related News & Insights
- NewsletterPaid Leave During COVID-19: Complying with a Moving TargetGovernment Contracts Issue UpdateOctober 2020Eric W. Leonard, Nicole E. Giles
- AlertBreaking: Section 3610 Extended Until December 11, 2020September 30, 2020Tracye Winfrey Howard, John R. Prairie, Cara L. Lasley
- AlertEffective Immediately: Final DOD Guidance on Section 3610 ReimbursementAugust 20, 2020Tracye Winfrey Howard, John R. Prairie, Cara L. Lasley
- AlertDOL Issues Guidance on Coronavirus-Related Leave for Federal Service and Construction ContractorsAugust 7, 2020Eric W. Leonard, Craig Smith, Nicole E. Giles