Category: Federal Employment Law

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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Can Federal Employees be Forced to “SHOW UP” to Work?

A recent bill introduced by House Republicans has brought the conversation of teleworking’s involvement in the federal workforce to the limelight again. If this bill were to…

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Understanding Your FERS Disability Retirement Eligibility

If you are no longer able to perform your job at a productive level, whether you are a current federal employee or have just left your agency within the past year, you may be…

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How Recent MSPB Decisions Have Reshaped the Federal Comparator Employee Framework

Both federal employment law and its subdiscipline of whistleblower protection have undergone quiet yet significant change in the last decade, regardless of which political party…

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What is the Processing Time for FERS Disability Applications?

Federal employees who are unable to work due to a medical condition might be eligible for disability retirement benefits under the federal government’s Federal Employment…

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What Federal Contractors Should Know About Vaccine Mandates

In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidance changing Covid-19 safety protocols for federal employees and agencies. The Safer Federal…

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Tips for Federal Employees Responding to Disciplinary Actions

As one of the largest employers in the United States, the federal government’s procedures and policies with regard to employment differ from their private sector counterparts.…

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