Special Encore Presentation: DC Voting Rights, A Major Change in Employment Law, and What Government Contractors Need to Know about the Economic Stimulus Bill

March 19, 2009
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

The District of Columbia has never had a voting Representative in Congress but the Democratic landslide of 2008 might create the political conditions needed to change that. Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of DC Vote, is our guest to talk about the recent introduction of federal legislation giving the District a Member of Congress and what its prospects are for passage. Sally Garr, co-chair of the Patton Boggs LLP Employment Law practice, joins the show to discuss how the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was signed into law last week, impacts you as an employer or employee. Then, as the fight over the economic stimulus bill continues in the Senate this week, May Beth Bosco, a partner with Patton Boggs, reviews what the massive bill means for the world of government contracting.

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