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Back Again: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers [Alert]

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Rule is back in effect and will apply to all new SCA-covered solicitations and contracts issued after February 12, 2024.

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The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) marked the beginning of an anticipated dramatic uptick in projects involving transportation networks, broadband access, and public works. The IIJA made available $1.2 trillion in funding for infrastructure programs, including $550 billion in new federal spending. While there is plenty of funding to be had, getting it won’t necessarily be easy. Most IIJA funding will flow from the federal government to states and localities, which will decide where the money goes and will oversee execution of the funded projects.

To help clients make the most of these new opportunities, while avoiding potential landmines, Cozen O’Connor has assembled an interdisciplinary team of attorneys with vast experience in Government Contracts, Utility & Energy, Construction, Public & Project Finance, and Transportation & Trade, combined with lobbying professionals from Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. Our team has followed the IIJA from its inception and is continuing to monitor the status of the Build Back Better bill. We stand ready to help clients identify, analyze, and optimize the full spectrum of infrastructure opportunities on the horizon.

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Back Again: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers [Alert]

February 21, 2024

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Rule is back in effect and will apply to all new SCA-covered solicitations and contracts issued after February 12, 2024.

IRS Proposes Helpful Rules for Energy Tax Credits [Alert]

November 27, 2023

Chris McLoon and Wendy Venoit discuss the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulations concerning energy tax credits.

Build America, Buy America Final Guidance Issued [Alert]

August 28, 2023

Lawrence M. Prosen and Adam R. Poliner discuss OMB's final guidance to promote American made materials in federally funded projects.

COVID-19 and the Critical Infrastructure Worker

February 19, 2021

Michael Klein provides an update on an emergency order issued by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).

More Money, Same Problems for U.S. Port Infrastructure [Marine News]

September 01, 2019

Jeff Vogel contributed an article to Marine News Magazine discussing the investment made toward the U.S. Department of Transportation Port Infrastructure Program and the effect it has had.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2023 Construction Law Foundations

November 02, 2023 - Philadelphia, PA

Making Buy America Work for Our Industry

October 12, 2023 - New Orleans, Louisiana

View From the Arbitrator’s Bench

September 28, 2023 - Washington, D.C.

In The News

Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: What Can Be Done and When

January 25, 2022

Ken Fisher is quoted in an article in the Commercial Observer that discusses the neglected state of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and what needs to be done to address this issue.

Bipartisan infrastructure bill: Where things stand

August 09, 2021

Towner French joined FreightWaves NOW to provide an update on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress.

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Suzanne S. Mayes

Co-Chair, Business Law Department
Chair, Public & Project Finance

smayes@cozen.com

(215) 665-6922

C. Towner French

Managing Director, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

tfrench@cozen.com

(202) 471-3425

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