Erica Bilkis, an Associate at the Federal Practice Group, drafts a column for the Washington Blade

April 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm EDT | by Erica Bilkis Fed’l agencies must comply with order prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination Equality Act, gay news, Washington Blade President Joe Biden and his administration have been forthright in their support for LGBTQ rights. He campaigned on the promise to pass the Equality Act, which would provide explicit […]

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Jason Moy, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS ON COURT MARTIAL CONVICTIONS FOR MILITARY TIMES

Using a writ of mandamus to collaterally attack a court-martial conviction By Jason Moy The “Manual for Courts-Martial” is seen in this 2013 photo by the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. (Army) After a conviction in a court-martial there are a few processes that may help reduce or eliminate the sting of the conviction. One […]

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS on LATEST ON CPL. THAE OHU CASE

Eric Montalvo founding partner of the Federal Practice Group was interviewed by the Carry On Podcast through the Heroes Media Group, on client Cpl. Thae Ohu. Here is a link to the story.

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, has one of her clients featured on PBS

 20 Monday on the NewsHour… Monday on the NewsHour, a new single-dose inoculation is approved as the CDC chief warns against rolling back safeguards amid concerns of a new potential COVID surge, we discuss solutions to sexual assault in the military as the Pentagon announces a new commission to address rising cases, and former President […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH cyberfeds on vaccine exceptions for Federal Employees

Process vaccine exceptions based on religion and disability similarly By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau IN FOCUS: Handling requests from employees who are unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine is going to become a “hotspot” issue over the next few months, Federal Practice Group partner Debra D’Agostino warned during the LRP webinar, […]

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Zachary Fischer, An ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP,

Ethical Considerations for Furloughed Employees With the recent, and longest, government shutdown in history just coming to an end this past month, it is important for government employees to understand the ethical limits which may continue to apply to them even while on furlough. Furlough status obviously can place employees in a difficult financial position, […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT MATTERS ON PAID LEAVE, MASK MANDATES & VACCINES

Updates on paid leave, vaccines and mask mandates for federal employees By Beatrix Haddon, Government Matters Published 11:00 AM, February 21, 2021 Jessica Klement, Staff Vice President for Policy and Programs at NARFE, and Joanna Friedman, Partner at The Federal Practice Group, talk about some of the most important news for federal employees to pay attention […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN ON PAID LEAVE, MASK MANDATES & REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Federal Employees may need Reasonable Accommodation despite OMB and Executive Order Requiring Mask Mandate for Federal Employees New guidance issued by Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the White House require that federal employees and contractors wear face mask coverings while inside all federal building as well as to allow telework whenever feasible and […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH cyberfeds on clean records

Clean record agreements might be possible even before rule change By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau IN FOCUS: Clean record agreements could once again be possible now that Biden EO 14003 officially revoked EO 13839, but “there is some ambiguity” over whether the Office of Personnel Management must first issue new regulations, […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON LATEST ON MSPB

Complex appointments clause challenges throw some MSPB cases in limbo February 18, 2021 6:05 pm     For agencies with administrative judges, a 2018 Supreme Court case has created a messy, albeit solvable, situation in recent years. But at the moment, it’s not solvable for the Merit Systems Protection Board, which, without a single board member to weigh in […]

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