HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES A RECENT COURT OPINION INVOLVING THE HATCH ACT

Court Dismisses Union’s Lawsuit Over Federal Employees’ Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and ‘Resistance’ Last year the American Federation of Government Employees sued the Office of Special Counsel over its Hatch Act guidance. AUGUST 5, 2020 HATCH ACT EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY IMPEACHMENT Earlier this week, a district court dismissed a federal employee union’s lawsuit that claimed the Office of […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Rape jokes, vindictive culture in ‘old boys club’ at Horsham’s Air National Guard Station by William Bender, Posted: July 29, 2020- 5:00 AM Bustin has retained an attorney in Washington and is appealing her termination to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. She says she’s blowing the whistle on what she calls intolerable working conditions for […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARED ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSS TIPS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETURNING TO AN UNSAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT

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Eric Montalvo, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, NAMED ONE OF THE 2020 VETERANS IN BUSINESS AWARDS HONOREES BY WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN FOR GOVEXEC ON GOOD NEWS FOR FEDS IN 2020

The most notable legal rulings for federal employees this year came in the form of two pro-employee U.S. Supreme Court decisions. But there are other reasons to cheer as well. In Babb v. Wilkie, the Supreme Court reviewed the provision of the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act applicable to federal employees—29 U.S.C. § 633a(a)—and […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH CYBERFEDS ABOUT TELEWORKING DURING THE PANDEMIC

Ensure managers apply telework policies consistently throughout reopening By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau IN FOCUS: As employees begin to return to their workplaces, agencies must ensure their telework and reasonable accommodation policies are applied consistently, Joanna Friedman, a partner at the Federal Practice Group, told cyberFEDS®. While many employees are ready […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH CYBERFEDS ABOUT FLSA RULES

Time spent undergoing health screenings could be compensable under the FLSA By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau IN FOCUS: With entryway health screenings becoming the norm due to the pandemic, questions are likely to arise about whether agencies must pay Fair Labor Standards Act nonexempt employees for time spent going through health […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH CYBERFEDS ABOUT MANAGING PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES DURING A PANDEMIC

4 keys to managing probationary employees during a pandemic By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau BEST PRACTICE: Even with the challenges of COVID-19, agencies should not waste the opportunity to fully utilize the probationary period to ensure employees can successfully perform the essential functions of the position, employment law expert Robert Erbe […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, WRITES A COLUMN ON USPS PROTOCOLS FOR WORKERS COMING BACK TO WORK

Wonder How You’re Going to Go Back to Work? Watch the Postal Service Having helped many of us stay safe at home during the pandemic, USPS is establishing the protocols we may need to return to work and school. JUNE 4, 2020 03:59 PM ET “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON INSPECTOR GENERALS BEING ON SHAKY GROUND

Inspectors general on shaky ground after fast dismissals By Tom Temin | @tteminWFED May 28, 2020 12:39 pm 7 min read        Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Rapid-fire changes in the ranks of big agency inspectors general by the Trump White House have […]

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