March’s Seminar: Dramatic Changes in Government Contracting: SCA, Labor, and Small Business Issues


Program Date and Time

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

Washington Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151 (Click here for more information and a link to directions)

Program Description

Labor and small business issues have dominated the ever-changing government contracting landscape because of the unique challenges contractors face. This program will address all the latest in labor, including the new $10.10 minimum wage, the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (EO), the Affordable Care Act, and new Anti-Human Trafficking Regulations.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

  • The ramifications of the new $10.10 minimum wage and unexpected pitfalls
  • The practical effects of all the new regulations and EOs on contracting professionals.
  • The latest in the small business arena including an overview of the recent proposed and final rule changes to SBA regulations and the FAR as a result of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

Areas of discussion will include:

  • An overview of the continued rule for small business size re-representation;
  • The final rule providing safe harbor to contractors who rely upon Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) or Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advisory opinions regarding contractor size, and the pitfalls in doing so;
  • The proposed rule regarding changes to Mentor-Protégé programs; and
  • A rundown of the various proposed changes to affiliation, limitation on subcontracting, set-aside contracting and the non-manufacturer rule.

About The Speakers

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Eric CrusiusEric Crusius, a Counsel with Miles & Stockbridge, represents government contractors in bid protests and other litigation matters before the Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office, boards of contract appeals and other federal agencies. He counsels clients on a broad range of government contract issues, including the Service Contract Act (SCA) and other labor issues, trade agreements, export controls, subcontracting and teaming agreements, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Eric is also a seasoned complex commercial litigator, successfully taking cases from inception through trial and appeal.

Kevin JoyceKevin Joyce is a government contract attorney in private practice. He frequently represents clients regarding bid protests and claims, compliance with the FAR and DFARS, small business matters, export control issues, cybersecurity, internal investigations and OIG audits and prime/sub disputes.

Program Cost

Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $35!

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