Navigating the Overlap Between President Obama’s “Equal Pay” Orders for Federal Contractors and the NLRA

On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to propose new regulations and rules to prohibit Federal contractors from discriminating against employees for inquiring, discussing or disclosing their compensation, or the compensation of other employees.

Per Capita Distributions from Trust Funds to Indian Tribes and Members – IRS Notice 2014-17

By | Larry's Tax Law | April 9, 2014
Per Capita Distributions from Trust Funds to Indian Tribes and Members – IRS Notice 2014-17

On March 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“Service”) issued Notice 2014‑17 (“Notice”).  The Notice focuses on the tax treatment of per capita distributions made to members of Indian tribes from funds previously held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior and which were derived from interests in trust lands, trust resources and/or trust assets.

Raytheon V. United States—the Federal Circuit’s Tutorial On the Difference Between the Cost Accounting Standards and the FAR Cost Principles

Raytheon V. United States—the Federal Circuit’s Tutorial On the Difference Between the Cost Accounting Standards and the FAR Cost Principles

The Federal Circuit’s decision in Raytheon Co. v. United States, No. 2013-5004 & 2013-5006 (Fed. Cir. April 4, 2014) [pdf] affirms a $59-million judgment arising from a government challenge to Raytheon’s calculation and payment of pension fund adjustments.