Ongoing: Wickstrom et al v. United Airlines Master Executive Council et al (3:2022cv00315)

Ten pilots are suing United Airlines Master Executive Council (United MEC) and Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) stating that “the labor representatives violated their duty to fairly represent workers under the Railway Labor Act by not pushing back against United Airlines’ vaccine policy”. Carol Thompson, John J. Michels Jr., and Saroja C. Koneru of […]

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Women’s Equality Day 2022

By Louise Ryder, Associate Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women in the United States the right to vote. The 19th amendment was ratified on August 26, 1920 and was one of the first steps towards women’s equality in the workforce. Since gaining […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS OF BID PROTEST STANDING: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF BID PROTEST STANDING RIGHTS AND REQUIREMENTS ACROSS NINETY-EIGHT COUNTRIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

By Ian Hargreaves, Associate https://fedpractice.com/content/uploads/2022/05/Hargreaves_Understanding-the-Standards-of-Bid-Protest-Standing.pdf ©2016. Published in The Business Lawyer, Vol. 71, No. 4, Fall 2016, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval […]

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He Said-She Said: How the Current Wrongful Conviction Statute Precludes the Innocent From Recovering in False Sexual Assault Cases

  By: Carol Thompson, Partner and Ian Hargreaves, Associate The Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision in In re Gilpin, 81 M.J. 702 (N-M. Ct. Crim. App. 2021) (located here) has all but ensured that any military service member wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and unjustly imprisoned will never be able to recover from […]

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MSPB Signals Expanded Interpretation of Retaliatory Motive with New Precedential Rulings says Partner Ricardo Pitts-Wiley

https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2022/04/dod-sent-soldiers-remains-dump-now-it-must-give-his-wife-civilian-job/365691/

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Today on FedSmith, with the Dec. 3rd appropriations deadline looming, FPG’s Debra D’Agostino, Founding Partner, and Daniel Pope, Law Fellow, discuss how a new law benefits federal employees should there be another government shutdown.

As the end of current federal appropriations again looms, this time on December 3rd, federal employees are again steeling themselves for a government shutdown. This time, however, since the last lengthy government shutdown between December 2018 and January 2019, Congress has passed laws that change how shutdowns impact federal employees. The biggest change comes from […]

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Heather White, Partner at the Federal Practice Group, delineates the veteran hiring process by the federal government, including incentive programs such as the VRA and VEOA.

HIRING VETERANS INTO THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE After service members transition to retirement or otherwise leave active duty, many join the federal government, whether as contractors or employees. Congress created incentive programs to encourage the federal government to hire and retain veterans including Veterans’ Recruitment Appointments (VRA) and the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Together, these […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH cyberFEDS ABOUT THE VACCINE MANDATE

Key points: Threshold for showing eligibility for exception is higher than people think Agencies can ask for more documentation if they suspect request is not legitimate Public safety will likely outweigh an employee’s personal religious belief against vaccination 5 key considerations for medical/religious exceptions from the vaccine mandate By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES REQUIRING VACCINES WITH WASHINGTON POST

Federal workers can be fired for refusing vaccination, but must show up to work until their cases are determined, new guidance says September 17, 2021 7:16 PM Federal employees can be fired for refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, but as their disciplinary cases wind through the system, they will report to work alongside […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO AND LOUISE RYDER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP PROVIDE THEIR THOUGHTS ON A RECENT FEDERAL CIRCUIT DECISION

Federal Circuit Hit the VA with a One-Two Punch in Rulings in Favor of Employees Two recent court cases offer an important precedent for protecting due process rights of federal employees. By Louise Ryder and Debra D’Agostino September 16, 2021 2:35 PMCategories Court CasesLeave a Comment With two precedential decisions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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