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 […]
JOANNA FRIEDMAN, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, Discusses the Hatch Act and Kellyanne Conway
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Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network about proposed employee rights for the Space Force
Smith, federal union pan Space Force for proposed employee rights March 26, 2019 4:24 pm The Trump administration is getting pushback on its controversial proposal to build a new military service based on the space domain, but not for the reason most may think. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and the […]
Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, was interviewed by The Gazette on Senate checks and balances
. Anti-Trump Secret Service Agent Leaving With Pay, Pension By Susan Crabtree March 01, 2019 AP Photo/Andrew Harnik As an employee in her first few years at the GS15 paygrade, O’Grady likely made between $105,000 and $120,000 annually, before any overtime, according to federal pay scales. Although she was knocked down to a GS13, putting […]
Carol Thompson, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network on marijuana stocks and your security clearance
Carol Thompson, a partner at The Federal Practice Group, speaks with Federal News Network on marijuana stocks and how it can impact your security clearance if you are a DoD employee.
Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, explains why feds don’t strike to Government Executive
Shutterstock.com By Debra D’Agostino – January 25, 2019 It’s the law. Specifically, 5 U.S.C. §7311, specifies that federal employees may not participate in a strike, assert the right to strike, or even belong to a union that “asserts the right to strike against the government of the United States.” Driving the point home, 18 U.S.C. §1918 […]
The Government Employee Fair Treatment Act of 2019 provides back pay for furloughed employees and those excepted employees required to work without pay. Furloughed employees and government contractors are eligible for unemployment benefits. Some states are providing unemployment benefits to excepted employees. Federal employees will be required to repay unemployment benefits. Furloughed and excepted employees […]
Debra D’Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, speaks with WTOP about government workers and unemployment benefits
Mayor Muriel Bowser tours the Capital Area Food Bank with President Radha Muthiah ahead of a press conference on January 22, 2019. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) DC mayor bucks fed gov’t with bill to offer ‘essential’ workers unemployment By Jack MooreJanuary 22, 2019 5:32 pm WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will introduce emergency legislation that […]