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Brian D. Barger

Photo of Brian D. Barger Brian has practiced management labor and employment law for over 25 years, with extensive experience representing public and private employers with local, national and multinational operations.

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SBA Issues Interim Guidance After Ultima Decision Finds 8(a) Program Violates Equal Protection

Government Contracts
Influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court’s SFFA college affirmative action decision, on July 19, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee enjoined the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) from determining federal contractor eligibility for its 8(a) Business Development program according to a “rebuttable presumption” that individuals of certain racial groups are socially… Continue Reading

Frequently Asked Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccine Executive Actions

Compliance, Government Contracts
As McGuireWoods noted in a Sept. 10, 2021, alert, President Biden’s broad six-part strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is raising many questions for employers. While employers await the much-anticipated regulations, a few answers to questions regarding the proposed federal vaccine requirements already are available. For answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Issues Initial Guidance on Essential Workers, Sectors

Energy Enforcement, Enforcement and Prosecution Policy and Trends
As many industries transition to alternate working arrangements in response to COVID-19, certain sectors and functions essential to the nation’s public health, safety and community well-being must continue to operate. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security recently released an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help… Continue Reading

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