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Debra D' Agostino Quoted in Washington Post Article

Debra D' Agostino, a federal employment lawyer at The Federal Practice Group was quoted in The Washington Post on December 30, 2012 in an article titled, "Civil servants put on paid ...
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Hostile Work Environment Complaints on Capitol Hill

No one said working in the White House would be easy, in fact it is likely far from that. The stress of politics and trying to make the country happy is a lot for any individual to bear, no matter ...
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Has Your Security Clearance Been Denied?

Working with the federal government can be a tasking job, and perhaps a little more invasive than if you worked at a local retail store. When you are under the employment of the government, as you go ...
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Understanding Workers Compensation

What is workers compensation you may ask? It is considered to be how an employer is able to offer a means of insurance and protection to their employees in the event that they are injured during their ...
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Common Excuses for Sexual Harassment at Work: Don't Fall For It

Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the work place is not an uncommon occurrence. In fact, sexual harassment can be so comment hat many individuals will fall prey to the excuses that are given ...
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Federal Employment and Break Laws

If you are working for a government agency, you are entitled to take breaks during your work day to refresh and recuperate. The Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that your employer can offer you short ...
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Wrongful Employment Termination

Losing your job can be an overwhelming burden to bear for any individual, especially when bills start adding up and there is no way for you to make your payments. While some people lose their job ...
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Understanding Administrative Leave

When an employee is accused of any sort of misconduct or illegal actions, many places of employment will place those individuals on what is called administrative leave. This specifically is designed ...
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Calling Out RIF Abuse

We are happy to report a significant recent victory for federal employees. This week, the Federal Labor Relations Authority affirmed an arbitrator's decision that The Office of Cuba Broadcasting, ...
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What Does "Meaningful" Really Mean?

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently ruled on four cases "clarifying required constitutional due process when an employee faces a proposed indefinite suspension because of a ...
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Maternity Leave in the News

Last week, Marissa Mayer, one of Google's earliest hires and most famous faces, announced that she will leave Google to become the new CEO of Yahoo. She also announced that she and her husband are ...
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Firefighter Receives $500,000 for Sexual and Religious Harassment

A.A., a firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department since 1986, alleged that he was harassed by coworkers from 2006 to 2007. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission) investigated ...
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Woman Receives $120,000 for Disability and Age Discrimination

C.B. was hired by DXP Enterprises but then fired a few days later when her employer discovered she had suffered from a prior back injury. After she was fired, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity ...
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The EEOC Releases FY2011 Statistics

On January 24, 2012, the EEOC released FY2011 statistics: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-24-12a.cfm. In the federal sector, the Commission resolved a total of 7,672 requests for hearings, ...
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Attorney Debra D'Agostino comments on federal employment case Klockner v. Solis

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in a federal sector employment case, Klockner v. Solis, from the Eighth Circuit. The issue in the case is whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ...
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Welcome to our Employment Law Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Employment Law Blog with an RSS feed available at /Blog/Entire-Blog-Feed/RSS.xml
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