As competition for federal contracts increases, it is becoming increasingly common for federal contractors to pursue contracts with various agencies and in different locations, which may result in performance of work at several different installations, including in different states. As a result, federal contractors often find themselves with a fragmented workforce - meaning they have employees that work in a variety of different physical locations. For example, a single company may have an office in Honolulu and one in Florida, both of which employ the company's back office staff. This same company may also have staff that work remotely or on various government installations in both locations as well as in other states.
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paid sick leave regulations for federal contractors takes effect on January 1, 2017
SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing Provisions of the 2013 NDAA Pertaining to Limits on Subcontracting
On May 31, 2016, the Small Business Administration issued a Final Rule implementing provisions of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which pertain to performance requirements applicable to small business subcontracting, affiliation and joint ventures. Holomua Consulting Group submitted comments in response to the Proposed Rule and we are pleased to note that many of our comments were taken into consideration and our suggestions reflected in the Final Rule. The Final Rule takes effect on June 30, 2016. The following is a summary of the major points of the Final Rule.
Almost All Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Must Now Meet Minimum Cybersecurity Requirements
Busy Employee's Failure to Respond to SBA Size Protest Results In Issuance of Adverse Size Determination
Affiliation: Minority Ownership In Another Company Can Lead To Common Ownership Affiliation
On February 9 - 10, 2016, the National 8(a) Association held its annual winter conference in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale Hotel. As usual, the conference was well attended by representatives of both industry and government. Attendees were treated to informative general sessions, a wide variety of breakout sessions, and numerous opportunities to network with other businesses, consultants and government representatives. Unfortunately, the weather was not as warm as some of us may have liked, but it was still a great conference.
Affiliation: Common Ownership in 8 Firms Leads to Finding of Affiliation Based on Common Investment Afffiliation