Category: Federal Employment Law

Latest Guidance for Federal Employees on the COVID Emergency Paid Leave Program

As the summer months approach and the latest CDC guidance rolls out, many Americans are heading out to get their COVID vaccinations. According to the CDC, there has been a total…

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What Federal Employees Need to Know About Challenging a Within Grade Increase (WIGI) Denial

Upon being denied a within grade increase (WIGI), it is crucial for federal employees to know the appeal process and timeline so they may properly advocate for themselves. Any…

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The Biden Administration Nominates its First MSPB Chair in Hopes of Moving Closer to Ending its 3,000 Case Backlog

As the Biden administration passes its first 100 days in office, federal employees are wondering if and how this administration will turn around the record-setting four years of…

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What implications does the new exec order have for federal employees’ due process rights?

President Joe Biden’s recent Executive Order (EO) on Protecting the Federal Workforce reverses the limitations on employee due process implemented during the prior…

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What Does OSC’s Amicus Curiae with the MSPB mean for Federal Employees and Whistleblower Retaliation?

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently filed an amicus curiae brief with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) in Salazar v. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, a whistleblower…

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What Will the Biden Administration Mean for the MSPB and the Case Backlog?

Throughout Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency, his campaign was candid about its desire to overturn many of the Trump era policies regarding employment issues, labor law and…

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New EEOC Guidance May Permit Employers to Require FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine in Limited Circumstances

On December 16, 2020, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, the EEOC delivered new guidance as to…

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Part Two: The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Waiting on Appeals

Part Two of a Two-Part Series In our first article, we addressed the implications of newly proposed legislation, the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020…

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Part One: The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Bringing Appeals

Part One of a Two-Part Series On July 30, 2020, members of the House of Representatives, led by Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, introduced the…

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FMLA is the Best Option for Federal Employees Facing a Premature Return to the Office

With states all over the country lifting stay at home orders, many Federal Agencies are beginning to reopen and bringing teleworking employees back to the office, in phases. These…

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