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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Double Breasted Firms Sometimes Pay a Huge Price

Posted in Unions

An article on the website Real Estate Weekly entitled “Construction unions going after alter-ego contractors as profits shrink” recently grabbed my attention.  The article recounts the  familiar tale of a union shop contractor that was forced to pay $6 million for violating its collective bargaining agreement with a Carpenters Local. The Carpenters accused a New… Continue Reading

Yet Another False Claims Act Case Involving the DOT’s DBE Program

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

Readers of this blog know that I have been warning that actions brought under the False Claims Act against contractors violating DBE programs have been increasing.  Last week, I wrote about a False Claims Act case brought by a project manager, employed by a third party subcontractor, that resulted in a $2 million award to… Continue Reading

Your Construction Company Is Not In Compliance With This Regulation

Posted in Public Contracts

The Department of Labor maintains a set of regulations that (a) are the basis for a large increase in enforcement activity, (b) apply to virtual all transportation contractors and subcontractors, and (c) most contractors and subcontractors are not complying with. Those regulations are found at 41 C.F.R. 60-4.1 and are the implementing regulations for Executive… Continue Reading

Whistleblowing Project Manger Awarded $2 Million in DBE Fraud Case

Posted in Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE)

While criminal prosecutions involving construction company executives violating federal, state, and local disadvantaged business enterprise programs (DBE) rightfully receive most of the attention, of equal or greater concern to contractors should be whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act for violations of DBE regulations.  As I talked about in my recent DBE compliance webinar… Continue Reading