Here is list of laws that may apply to projects in which the federal government is involved.
These reflections about government involvement are prompted by recent changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulations that give federal contractors an affirmative duty to disclose any “credible evidence” that comes to their attention of (a) the violation of certain criminal laws (e.g., those involving fraud or bribery), (b) violations of the civil False Claims Act, and even (c) “substantial overpayments” from the government. Contractors are also required to train their employees to ensure that misconduct will be detected and reported. This regulation reminds us that working with the government can trigger serious legal issues. As public-private partnerships and other forms of government involvement become more common, it is important to find out whether the government is involved in your project and, if it is, what consequences that has for your company.