To date, Congress has enacted three pieces of legislation, described as “phases 1 through 3,” to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic. This legislation has both expanded requirements for sick leave and provided additional funding for contractors who have incurred costs retaining employees that are unable to work due to the closure of a federal site. Relevant provisions of the legislation, and the class deviation issued by the Department of Defense (“DoD”) for implementation of the CARES Act requirements in the DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) which we previously addressed in this blog on April 9, are discussed here.
Members of the Dentons’ Government Contracts Practice Group are available to assist government contractors regarding their obligations for paid sick leave under new or existing Federal legislation.
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About Steven Masiello
Steven M. Masiello is the chair of the US Government Contracts practice and a leader of the firm's Global Government Contracts and Procurement group. Masiello serves as lead counsel in complex government contract matters across numerous industry segments concerning state, federal, and foreign military funded transactions in the US courts, agency boards and under domestic and international alternative dispute resolution procedures.
About Joe Martinez
Joseph G. Martinez’s practice focuses on all aspects of government contracts litigation and corporate counseling with an emphasis on bid protest litigation, contract and subcontract formation and pricing issues, and complex claims litigation. Joe is also a member of Dentons’ Political Law, Ethics and Disclosure team and counsels clients regarding federal, state and local election law, campaign finance, ethics matters, and assists government contractors in navigating the intersection of law, politics and public policy.