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Recent court decision reminds agencies they can put indicted employees on indefinite suspension

Founding Partner Debra D'Agostino of The Federal Practice Group discusses the legality of putting indicted employees on indefinite suspension.

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What constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce? What to do if you are a victim

Isabel Cottrell is an associate at The Federal Practice Group and she discusses what constitutes sexual harassment in the federal workforce, and more importantly, what to do if you are a victim of it for Federal News Radio.

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Did Sonny Perdue’s Christmas message to employees cross a line?

Partner Heather White of The Federal Practice Group discusses whether the USDA's Christmas greeting went too far from an employee rights perspective with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller.

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Legal Specialists Defend GSA’s Handover of Transition Emails to Mueller Probe

Bill Cowden of The Federal Practice Group discusses the latest in the Mueller Probe with Charles Clarke of Government Executive.

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Congress needs to bring real change when it comes to sexual harassment

Partner Heather White and Legal Assistant Paige McKinsey of The Federal Practice Group authored a column for The Hill on Congress and sexual assault. The biggest take is new legislation is important but the biggest change needs to be in the culture.

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Bergdahl’s bigger crime: Misbehavior before the enemy

Eric Montalvo and Carol Thompson of The Federal Practice Group break down Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s bigger crime: Misbehavior before the enemy for Military Times.

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U.S. VETERANS: NATIONAL TREASURE OR LAB RATS?

Founding Partner Eric Montalvo of The Federal Practice Group was a panelist for a Hill Briefing on the topic of the FDA and Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy.

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A Detailed Look at the Federal EEO Complaint Process

Under the law, federal employees are protected from discrimination by the several federal laws, including Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The basic premise of these equal employment opportunity laws is that there should be a level playing field for all employees when it comes to hiring, promotion, firing, […]

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Misinformation Alert – ICE Agents Aren’t Police, but they Can Say they Are and Wear “POLICE ICE” Clothing

If you were to see an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent today, that agent would probably be wearing a jacket or vest with the words “POLICE ICE” written in over-sized, all capital letters. If that ICE agent were to knock on someone’s door, that ICE agent wearing a jacket saying “POLICE ICE” could and […]

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Rep. Kannady Appointed to Chair House Judiciary Committee on Civil and Environmental Laws

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Chris Kannady was recently appointed by House Speaker-elect Charles A. McCall to run a prominent civil and environmental law committee. Rep. Kannady will serve as chair of the House Judiciary Committee on Civil & Environmental Laws during the 56thOklahoma Legislature, which begins on February 6, 2017. Kannady is an attorney in Oklahoma […]

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