As previously reported, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14042 (“the Order”) last month.  The Order requires, in part, that the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (“the FAR Council”) amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to include a clause specifying that contractors and subcontractors shall “comply with all guidance for contractor or subcontractor workplace locations

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released a set of frequently asked questions and answers (“FAQs”) regarding the Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Guidance”) it issued last week.  Our comprehensive summary of the Guidance is available here.

The new FAQs largely repackage the information provided in the Guidance.  However, they do

On July 2, 2021, a group of consumers filed a putative class action in Washington District Court alleging Amazon engaged in unlawful price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic on a variety of products. The case is noteworthy because Washington does not have a specific price gouging statute. Instead, plaintiffs argue that the alleged price gouging is an “unfair or deceptive act[] or practice[] in the conduct of any trade or commerce” in violation of Washington Consumer Protection Act (“WCPA”). Commentators have speculated that one of the purposes for filing in Washington is to pursue, in a state court, nationwide damages from Amazon.

Proskauer’s Steven J. Pearlman will join a webinar on October 19 with Carol Miaskoff—Legal Counsel to the EEOC—and Elizabeth Owens Bille of EverFi, titled “A Shifting Landscape of Workplace Challenges.”

Steven will focus on how the pandemic has impacted the employment law landscape, exploring ways to prevent harassment and discrimination in the virtual and hybrid workplace,

Proskauer contributed the French chapter of New Ways of Working, a tool designed by International Employment Lawyer as a way to explore and keep track of key legal and compliance considerations for multinational employers as new ways of working become increasingly embedded as the pandemic begins to recede. This chapter discusses the response taken

On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Guidance”), advising covered federal contractors and subcontractors of their new COVID-19 safety requirements.  The Guidance, which still must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget, fleshes out the requirements set forth in

On September 23, 2021, New York State issued updated model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans for employer use pursuant to the HERO Act.

As we previously reported, the HERO Act requires all employers in New York to implement certain safety standards and adopt a prevention plan to protect against the spread of airborne

On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (the “Borrower Appeal Rule”) detailing the (largely technical) procedures for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrower to appeal certain final PPP loan review decisions to the SBA’s Officer of Hearings and Appeals (the “OHA”).[i]  The below summarizes the process

Originally published on April 14, 2020. Last updated as of September 24, 2021.
This alert (I) summarizes the key terms of the PPP (as amended and supplemented by the Economic Aid Act, the EAA Updated Rules and the ARPA), (II) addresses certain frequently asked questions that Proskauer attorneys have addressed, and (III) provides a brief

As previously reported, the Biden Administration issued an executive order on September 9, 2021 setting forth new COVID-19 safety protocols for certain federal contractors (the “Executive Order”). The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) is tasked with developing the COVID-19 safety requirements that covered contractors and subcontractors will be required to follow.