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White House announces COVID-19 safety measures for onsite federal contractors

On 29 July 2021, the Biden Administration announced a wave of White House programs to boost vaccination rates in the United States, including programs aimed directly at federal contractors. ...

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National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR): "Mission Culture"
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Developed under the Next Generation EU programme, the PNRR is Italy's investment and reform plan for recovery from the Covid-19 emergency. The plan earmarks €6.68 billion (along...

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Domestic sourcing guidance issued to help American businesses compete

Last week, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued guidance to federal agencies implementing a January executive order that aimed to strengthen American industry through...

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Biden ups minimum wage to $15 for federal contractor workforce

On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order that will, beginning in early 2022, raise the minimum hourly wage from $10.95 to $15.00 for workers working on or in connection...

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Biden Issues wide-ranging Buy American Executive Order – FAR rulemaking to come

On 25 January 2021, President Biden issued his first Buy American Executive Order (EO), titled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which is...

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International telework: lessons learned for academic institutions
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International telework arrangements are deceptively complicated and layered with policy, regulatory, and tax implications. We offer below five lessons learned from guiding international...

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Election 2020 Snapshot: Impacts of the U.S. election for the life sciences and health care industry

On November 19, leaders of our Life Sciences and Health Care team met for a panel discussion of the impacts on the industry of the 2020 U.S. election. This was the first event in a series...

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FDA issues list of essential medicines and countermeasures required under Buy American Executive Order

Regarding the Trump Administration’s August 6, 2020 “Buy American” Executive Order, which was the subject of a prior client alert, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Navigating the new ‘buy American’ drug landscape: opportunities for some, pitfalls for others
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President Trump’s executive order on essential medicines aims to encourage pharmaceutical companies to bring their manufacturing back to the U.S. But it may also have...

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