Federal Employment Law Attorney
With over 100 years of combined experience, the legal team at Federal Practice Group is committed to standing up for employees who have been wronged. Federal law differs from other legislations and it takes an attorney with experience in this area of practice to defend clients successfully. The firm is focused on maintaining a strong client-attorney relationship and will always treat each individual with the respect they deserve. Federal sector employment issues can be particularly complex and difficult to resolve, due to the extensive regulations and specific rules that apply to federal government employees. At the Federal Practice Group, the legal team provides the experienced and quality counsel necessary to resolve a variety of complex issues facing federal employees.
The Federal Sector Employment Law Division of the firm represents federal employees nationwide and overseas before various administrative forums, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Office of Special Counsel(OSC).
The firm represents clients in all types of federal employment law matters, including EEO complaints, responding to adverse action proposals, requests for reasonable accommodations, wage and hour issues, as well as matters involving federal labor law. The firm handles employment law issues for clients employed by the DHS, CBP, TSA, ICE, FAA, DOJ, FBI, FLETC, FOP, PFPA,DOD, State Department, Department of Army, Department of Navy, Department of Transportation and Federal Law Enforcement.
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT ISSUES
What exactly is federal employment law? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, federal employment law is similar to standard employment law, with some variations and additions. It will still include such basic provisions as minimum wage, overtime pay, wage garnishment, child labor protection, and work safety. For employees who work at a federal agency, however, there could also be issues regarding federal contracts, the Anti-Kickback Act, equal opportunities, and more. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the minimum amount that an employee can be paid as well as give regulations regarding overtime pay and child labor. This act covers most businesses, but all federal government agencies.
As well as regulating issues involving wages, the FLSA protects the rights of employees who are disabled in some way. In some cases, employers may pay special minimum wages to employees whose productivity is limited because of their disability. Employers are not allowed to determine this on their own and the disabled employee will be measured objectively against a worker doing the same job who is not disabled. Whatever issue you are facing, it is key to have a legal representative on your side who has an understanding of employment law as it relates to federal employees.
Whether your legal issues involves harassment or a hostile work environment, discrimination or EEO complaints, disciplinary or adverse actions, whistleblower retaliation, a security clearance, or an MSPB appeal, the firm can provide the exceptional legal counsel you will need to address the problem professionally. With extensive experience in litigating before the EEOC, MSPB, and OSC, the firm is committed to protecting the rights of federal employees who need assistance in resolving any type of federal employment law matters. The depth of knowledge of the legal team with regard to this complex area of law is of great benefit to those who have legal matters that they need to defend against, litigate or resolve.
There are many cases involving an employee fearing to report an illegal practice at their workplace because of possible retaliation. For this reason, the Whistleblower Protection Act was created. This act states that if an employee reports illegal, wasteful, or unsafe practices going on at work, they are not allowed to be retaliated against in any way. For example, any demotion, wage reduction, or even wrongful termination could be considered retaliation under this act. If you were the victim of such destructive behavior, you could have the right to file a claim against the federal agency you work for. If you want to discuss your case with a member of our legal team to see if you have been discriminated against in this way, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
HOW THE FIRM COULD HELP YOU
The legal team at The Federal Practice Group works together to find and implement the best possible resolution in all types of federal employment law matters. The firm relies on the specific expertise of each attorney, and can provide you with exceptionally knowledgeable legal counsel to address your specific legal issue. Unlike other firms, The Federal Practice Group exclusively represents federal employees of federal agencies. There is no substitute for actual experience when facing a legal issue involving the federal government. The outcome of the legal issue will largely be determined by the quality and experience of your legal representation, and the firm provides the high quality, exceptional depth of knowledge that will serve you best in all types of federal employment law matters.
Choosing the right attorney can change the outcome of your case. It can be the difference between receiving justice and having your rights trampled upon. If you were harassed, discriminated against, or not given the benefits you legally were entitled to, it is in your best interests to seek counsel from a qualified attorney. To discuss your case in full or to learn more about the firm, you should not waste any time in contacting their team. Learn more about how they could help you by contacting them today.