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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RICARDO J.A. PITTS WILEY, PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE

  Return to work at government agencies

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH WATCHERS.IE ON LATEST ON DANIEL KINAHAN CASE

America have the Feds; they took down Escabor and Chappo; Where from here? Time will give us Legal Wisdom   Taking a stand Ex-Marine lawyer ‘not afraid’ of Daniel Kinahan ahead of alleged racketeering case “This is a man (Daniel Kinahan) who decided to come here to the US and to break our laws and to […]

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JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH HUFFINGTON POST ON PRESIDENT’S FIRING OF MORE OF TRUMPS LABOR APPOINTEES

Joe Biden Fires More of Trump’s Labor Appointees The president asked all members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel to resign. Two declined and were fired.   President Joe Biden continues to take an ax to former President Donald Trump’s labor policies. Removing all 10 of his predecessor’s appointees to the Federal Service Impasses Panel. […]

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH BBC ON LATEST ON DANIEL KINAHAN CASE

Boxing and the Mob Panorama Darragh MacIntyre investigates the role of the alleged head of one of Europe’s biggest drug cartels in the upcoming heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. If you want to hear the entire story please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/34g88k71zw4yyet/Boxing%20and%20the%20Mob_HI_RES_VC.mov?dl=0  

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH THE MILITARY TIMES ON Cpl. Thae Ohu CASE

A look inside the complicated assault case the Marine Corps doesn’t want anyone talking about Cpl. Thae Ohu is currently in the brig facing nine charges including attempted murder. (Photo curtesy of Michael Hinesley) A prosecution’s push to silence those working to fight for Marine Cpl. Thae Ohu was struck down by a Marine Corps judge Monday. […]

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