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New FAR Requirement Forces Contractors to Examine Confidentiality Agreements

Mar.03.2016

On March 22, the comment period is set to close on a new rule proposed by the FAR Council that will prohibit federal dollars from going to companies that require employees or subcontractors to sign restrictive confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report suspected fraud and abuse to the government. In a "Feature Comment" published in The Government Contractor, C&M attorneys explore the risks contractors face in light of the rule, which comes at a time of increased scrutiny from government agencies on the use of internal confidentiality agreements.

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