RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, APPEARED ON GOVERNMENT MATTERS TO DISCUSS LEGALITY OF DHS HIRES

New GAO report finds some top DHS appointments were illegal Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Partner at Federal Practice Group, and Tom Spulak, Partner at King & Spalding, discuss the report from the Government Accountability Office stating that some top Department of Homeland Security appointments were illegal. To watch the segment click here. Acting Secretary of the Department […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, CLIENT FEATURED SECOND TIME IN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Congresswomen ask Pa. National Guard to look into sexual harassment, retaliation complaints at Horsham base  Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, left, and U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, Said in a Friday letter to the head of the Pennsylvania Guard that they are concerned about the command climate at the Horsham Air Guard Station. – TOM GRALISH AND MICHAEL BRYANT […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH WASHINGTON EXAMINER ABOUT ELIGIBILITY OF DHS OFFICIALS

Watchdog agency: Top DHS officials not eligible to serve in current roles Two top Homeland Security Department officials are not legally eligible to serve in their current positions, according to a watchdog agency in the legislative branch. A decision released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday said acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and acting […]

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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

What federal employees can do if they’re called back to an unsafe workplace | Government Matters Joanna Friedman, Partner at The Federal Practice Group, discusses options federal employees have if they do not think they can safely return to their workplace.

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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

VETERANS IN BUSINESS AWARDS Veterans in Business: Eric Montalvo   Eric Montalvo, founding partner, Federal Practice Group   IN THIS ARTICLE Eric MontalvoPerson Government & RegulationsIndustry Legal ServicesTopic Military & DefenseTopic Professional ServicesIndustry By Emily Van Zandt  – Special Projects Editor, Washington Business Journal Jul 9, 2020, 5:05pm EDT Updated 11 hours ago Ask Eric Montalvo […]

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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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