Category: Employment Law

Ousted FBI official McCabe offered jobs by Dem lawmakers so he can get full pension

Partner Joanna Friedman of The Federal Practice Group speaks with Fox News about how difficult it would be for a congressional member to hire Andrew McCabe into the correct job series in order to help him collect his full pension.

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Denying FBI’s McCabe His Pension Would be Unusual, Attorneys Say

Joanna Friedman, a partner with The Federal Practice Group, provides her expertise on the FBI denying Andrew McCabe his pension and whether politics played a role.

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Trump’s VA is Purging Civil Servants

Debra D'Agostino, a founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, places much of the blame on the HR capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as opposed to the laws that are in place to remove federal employees.

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They reported sexual harassment. Then the retaliation began

Elizabeth Flock of PBS Newshour spoke with Federal Practice Group client Melissa Moore on how rampant sexual harassment is at the U.S. Forest Service. What makes this story worse is retaliation those who complain face. Here is a link to the story:

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Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault in the Federal Government Workplace

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Trump’s plan to use VA firing practices at other agencies threatens civil service workers — and the public

Debra D'Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, discusses why the new lower burden of proof provided by the VA Accountability Act is making it much easier for VA decisions to be upheld with Joe Davidson of the Washington Post.

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Federal Employee Rights

Federal Employees: Know Your Rights! Federal employees do not relinquish their constitutional rights as a condition of employment with the federal government, and in fact, unlike private sector employees, have constitutionally protected property rights to their jobs. That being said, it is important for federal employees to understand when they are lawfully exercising their rights […]

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Increasing Accountability in the Government

A bill is being introduced to the House of Representatives by Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, which is designed to increase transparency and accountability inside the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). WAPA would be forced to create a public website detailing information about consumer rates and agency expenses. WAPA sells power from federal […]

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Debra D’Agostino Discusses Trump Immigration Order, Employee Rights in Washington Post Article

The Federal Practice Group Founding Partner Debra D’Agostino recently shared her insight with The Washington Post in a Federal Insider article on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The article – To resist or not, the federal employee’s dilemma – discusses the rights of federal employees who may find themselves having to enforce dubious and controversial laws. […]

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Federal Employees and the First Amendment

With the recent slew of controversial executive orders and, given our ever-growing contentious political climate, Debra D’Agostino, founding partner with the Federal Practice Group, wants federal employees to know that their constitutional rights do not vanish simply because they are employed by the federal government. D’Agostino notes an important case, Pickering v. Board of Education (1968), wherein […]

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