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Webinar: Practical Guidance for Federal Contractors Navigating a COVID-19 Environment

States and localities across the United States are continuing to issue stay-at-home mandates, non-essential business closures or restrictions, and orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic impacting employers.  Federal government contractors face additional challenges with agency, contract or site-specific closures or restrictions impacting their ability to continue work as usual.  At the same time Congress is enacting laws expanding paid and unpaid leave for certain workers, directing federal agencies to consider reimbursement of paid leave for certain government contractors, and providing additional unemployment benefits, loans and tax incentives.

Smith Pachter McWhorter, Jackson Lewis PC and BDO will host a webinar on "Practical Guidance for Federal Contractors Navigating a COVID-19 Environment" on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. EST, addressing these important issues.

To view the webinar recording, click here.

WEBINAR: Practical Guidance for Federal Contractors Navigating a COVID-19 Environment

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. EST


Armani Vadiee, Member, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Zachary D. Prince, Senior Associate, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC
Patricia Anderson Pryor, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC
Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC
Derek Shaw, Managing Director, BDO
Joan Vines, Managing Director, BDO
Elvis Oxley, Managing Director, BDO

Key topics will include:

  • Obligations and benefits under FFCRA and CARES
  • Key Labor and Employment laws implicated in the current pandemic
  • Risk mitigation and cost recovery strategies associated with contract changes, delays, REAs, cost allowability considerations and related best practices
  • SBA loans
  • Tax implications associated with the Employee Retention Credit, delay of payment of employer payroll taxes, and FFCRA mandatory paid leave
  • The Defense Production Act and DPAS rated orders
  • State and local mandates and site access
  • Excusable delays, stop-work orders, and terminations


*Webinars are CLE-accredited in California, Illinois, New York, Missouri and Texas. 

We are monitoring legal and business implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and actively advising clients on a broad array of issues related to the coronavirus outbreak. For additional resources, visit the SPM COVID-19 Response Resource Center