JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, JOINS GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSS WHY D.C. CIRCUIT COURT REVERSED DECISION ON TRUMP’S WORKFORCE EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Joanna Friedman, partner at the Federal Practice Group, discusses the court’s reversal of a prior decision on the workforce executive orders, and what the unions are planning to do about it. The D.C. Circuit Court reversed a decision on the President’s workforce executive orders, citing a lack of jurisdiction. The executive orders were tabled last […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES THE EEOC MAKING IT EASIER FOR FEDS TO FILE WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE

EEOC Makes It Easier for Feds to File Discrimination Appeals July 23, 2019 Federal employees will have an easier time following up on discrimination complaints against their agencies with the creation of a new online tool. While non-federal workers could long file claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission online, EEOC just launched the portal for […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, JOINED FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF AFGE V. TRUMP DECISION ON FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Labor unions representing federal employees had a rough week July 19, 2019 12:03 pm Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. It hasn’t been a good week for federal employee unions. A federal appeals judge overturned a lower court ruling that nullified Trump administration […]

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ASTRID LOCKWOOD, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS ABOUT POTENTIAL ICE RAIDS WITH COLORADO INDEPENENT

For Colorado immigrants, an extraordinary moment of dread and empowerment “This isn’t the first time we’ve had to deal with this kind of fear,” an attorney says. “But it does feel slightly different now.” July 17, 2019 Denver’s Yessenia Martinez crossed the border illegally 14 years ago. Her husband has been issued a deportation order. […]

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARS ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSSS WHY THE PRESIDENT CANNOT BLOCK TWITTER USERS

Court rules the president cannot block Twitter users Published on July 16, 2019 Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, partner at the Federal Practice Group, details what the court ruling for the president’s Twitter account means for federal employees. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found that President Trump cannot block Twitter users from his @realdonaldtrump account. While the […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH THE WASHINGTON POST ON LATEST IN AFGE V. TRUMP

In win for Trump administration, appeals court stymies union challenge to civil service restrictions President Trump at the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Lisa Rein and Ann E. Marimow July 16 at 6:20 PM A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday dealt a blow to labor unions representing federal workers in their […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, IS FEATURED IN AGRINEWS CONCERNING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OFFERED THE CHOICE OF MOVE TO KC OR BE FIRED

A stark choice: Move to KC or be fired Updated Jul 16, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is offering employees a rare choice: accept a forced transfer to a post 1,000 miles away or be fired. The Trump administration’s plan to move two agencies from Washington D.C. to the Kansas City area includes a document […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PROVIDES FEDERAL TIMES WITH THOUGHTS ON LATEST IN AFGE V. TRUMP

Trump’s anti-union orders could be reinstated The appeals court ruling comes as a blow to federal employee unions, which will have to turn to other avenues to oppose provisions of President Donald Trump’s three May 2018 executive orders. (AVNphotolab) The provisions of three executive orders signed by President Donald Trump in May 2018 that target the […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE ON WHETHER HATCH ACT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED

Does the Hatch Act Need a Makeover for the Trump Era? By Charles S. Clark July 11, 2019 The Office of Special Counsel wants “to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth!,” said Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, speaking to Fox News in June two weeks after that independent office recommended […]

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ISABEL COTTRELL , AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, AUTHORS A COLUMN FOR FEDSMITH ON LATEST HAPPENINGS AT ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol July 10, 2019 It has been a rough past few weeks for the Architect of the Capitol, an agency in the legislative branch responsible for the maintenance of the Capitol and its grounds, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued two decisions sending […]

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