Category: Federal Employment Law

Boyer vs. United States Raises Impactful Issue Regarding Pay for Federal Employees

In Boyer v United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revived a claim brought by a female clinical pharmacist that a Veterans Medical Center which paid her a…

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3 Hatch Act Prohibitions All Federal Employees Need to Know When it Comes to Their Social Media Presence This Election Season

With the U.S. 2024 presidential election all but set as a rematch of President Biden vs. former President Trump, many Americans have already taken to the digital streets to either…

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What is the Future for Telework and Remote Work Opportunities in the Federal Government in 2024?

Enjoying remote work? Like having the flexibility of hybrid work to choose when you can show up to the office? You’re not alone, as according to the 2023 Federal Employee…

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What is the Impact of Losing Your Security Clearance on Your Federal Employment Job?

For most federal employees, obtaining and maintaining a security clearance is a must. As such, it’s common for many federal employees to feel some form of anxiety when it comes…

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The Biggest Threat to Losing Your MSPB Appeal Is Rearing Its Ugly Head. What Federal Employees Need to Know About Appealing MSPB Decisions.

One of the hottest topics surrounding the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) right now is the general timeframe for appealing an MSPB decision. While those familiar with the…

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Taking a Look at the MSPB Case Backlog: When Can Federal Employees Expect Their Cases to be Addressed?

It’s been a little over a year and a half since the three-member MERIT Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has had quorum after a record-setting five years without. While this is…

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EEOC’s Proposed Rule to Implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA): Key Provisions Recap

On August 7, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).…

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The End of the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and What it Means for Federal Employees

President Biden signed an Executive Order on May 9, 2023, formally rescinding the vaccination requirement and COVID-19 safety protocols for federal employees and contractors,…

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New Federal Laws Protecting Pregnant and Nursing Workers in 2023

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill, which featured two new laws: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing…

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How to Navigate the Informal and Formal Stages of the EEO Complaint Process

For federal employees who want to file an EEO complaint based on instances of unlawful discrimination, understanding the EEO complaint process can be quite challenging. It can…

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