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Federal Court Strikes Down DOL “White Collar” Overtime Final Rule

On August 31, 2017, Federal District Court Judge Amos L. Mazzant struck down the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Final Rule that would have categorically increased overtime eligibility by more than doubling the salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)’s “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees from $455 per week ($23,660 […]

Contracting for Hurricane Repairs, A Primer

If you suffered damage from Hurricane Irma, you need to notify your insurance company immediately. If you are having repairs done at your home you need to: Ensure the work is being done by a Florida licensed contractor. If you are told a Florida license is not needed, confirm with your local building department. You […]

Lessons Learned from Construction Case Law

On July 21, 2017, the District Court of Appeals of Florida, Fifth District issued a decision that has a couple of key points for contractors to keep in mind when involved in a dispute with another party. Don Facciobene, Inc. v. Hough Roofing, Inc., involved a suit by a subcontractor to collect payment for installing […]

Ed Kinberg Receives NCMA’s Fellow of the Year Award

Widerman Malek attorney Ed Kinberg received the Fellow of the Year award from the Cape Canaveral Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). The Fellow designation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contracting and to the NCMA. It is the second highest award given by the Association. Mr. Kinberg […]

A Full and Final Release Means What it Says

In two recent opinions, one from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (“CBCA”), the Boards confirmed that a final release really means a final release.

Federal Contract Compliance

Every day, I review several newsletters regarding federal procurement. The one issue that seems to come up with the most frequency is compliance with the many federal and agency rules included in each federal contract. While compliance seems relatively uncomplicated on the surface it is a very complicated area with a high degree of risk. […]

What Every Florida Contractor Needs to Have in Their Contracts

Over the years, I have reviewed many estimates and contracts from various types of contractors and homeowners. In most cases, I have found that the contractor did not include several items required by Florida law to be in their estimates or contracts. These are:

Are Your Employments Practices Ready for Audit?

On February 17, 2017 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sent out approximately 800 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) to contractors doing business with the Federal Government. While the CSAL letters have not been sent out for several years, the OFCCP is resuming this practice.

What Happens If I Don’t Comply with FAA Drone Regulations?

By now, most of us involved in the drone industry know that all drones have to be registered with the FAA before they are flown. But what are the consequences for the drone operators that choose to not follow the rules? For those few rogue operators, criminal penalties including fines up to $250,000 and three […]

SCWID Anniversary Celebration at Larsen Motorsports

Space Coast Women in Defense (SCWID) held their 4th Anniversary Celebration at Larsen Motorsports on Saturday night, January 28th. Over 130 people attended and had a great time meeting IHRA Jet Dragster World Champion Driver, Elaine Larsen and her husband Chris, as well as looking at the dragsters and racing equipment throughout their facility. Both […]

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