Not every allegation of employment discrimination by an employee is valid. However, Colorado employers sometimes are not clear as to what actions are allowable, how to prevent discrimination from occurring, or how to defend against EEOC discrimination charges. 68% of Colorado employers that do not have internal legal counsel, fail… Read more »

Information for Colorado Employers that Can Minimize Litigation National origin discrimination in the workplace, under Colorado discrimination laws, occurs when employers treat applicants or employees unfavorably because of factors such as ethnicity, national origin, accent, or even if the employer perceived them to be of a certain national original regardless of whether… Read more »

When arguing or negotiating construction defect claims for defective government specifications in federal government contract claims, companies must show that such defective specifications are not suitable for producing the required result. These are very fact specific situations that must be first introduced at the Agency level. Contractors often make the costly mistake of introducing… Read more »

In federal government contracting, there are many advantages for entering into a joint venture agreement (JV). However, there are some joint venture disadvantages that can cripple a company. Small businesses especially have to be aware of the tricky rules and laws that impact joint venture relationships. When making your decision to enter into JV… Read more »

When the federal government awards a contract, the Termination for Default Clause acts to the agency’s advantage in the end. When contractors attempt the appeal the agency’s default action, there are specific rules you must be aware of. One of them is paying damages to the government for Termination for Default reprocurement costs… Read more »

Many government contracts are subject to cost accounting standards (“CAS”).  The nineteen CAS standards “govern the allocation of costs among the various contracts being performed by a government contractor.”  While many contracts are subject to CAS, many are not. As a government contractor, it is crucial to know whether your… Read more »

Government Construction Scope of Work Changes & Change Order

In government construction contracting, a general contractor often litigates contract disputes about construction scope of work changes but often finds after thousands in litigation costs, that it has either failed to follow FAR procedure or took a sub standard technical approach to getting paid.  For large federal projects, the risk of… Read more »

When filing claims against the government, under the theory of equitable subrogation, there are some tricky rules of law in place. For example, in a recent Court of Federal Claims case, Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters, et al. v. United States, No. 14-84 C (Nov. 19, 2014), the court ruled that under… Read more »

When you consider the advantages of a partnership, a business can actually gain a stronger footing in overall business operations. Although the decision to form a business partnership has its pros and cons, the result can be a great benefit. The common fear for all start-up businesses is whether the… Read more »

Small businesses continue to use joint ventures as a strategic alliance to get larger government contracts.  There are various advantages and disadvantages of forming venture relationships. There are also specific rules that govern these alliances. Yet  small businesses continue to lose larger contracts due to increasing amounts of small business size… Read more »