Vanderbilt Law Review


C. Thomas Cates

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The United States government disburses a vast amount of money each year to meet its contractual obligations. As the size of the federal government and the dimension of the services it provides continue to expand, the importance of federal contract spending in our national economy is likely to reach staggering proportions.' Presently there are a great many manufacturing, construction, and brokerage concerns engaged in work on a large number of federal government contracts. The purpose of this note is to discuss in general the major federal statutes which govern rights of employees of those performing government contracts and to discuss in detail the penalties which may be applicable to the contractor-employer in violation of one of these statutes.