Eric Pines

Eric Pines is a partner at Pines Federal Employment Attorneys, a nationwide federal sector law firm, and Pines and Goldenzweig, a Texas Personal Injury firm. He has more than 20 years of experience advocating for Feds and he focuses on assisting disabled federal employees in need of reasonable accommodation and acquiring OPM Federal Disability Retirement benefits.

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Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

By on June 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Am I a Disabled Federal Employee or Not?

Determining whether or not a federal employee is considered disabled under federal law can be complex. The author explains the basic considerations.

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Teleworking as a Reasonable Accommodation is an Essential Right Granted to the Federal Employee

By on November 28, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Teleworking as a Reasonable Accommodation is an Essential Right Granted to the Federal Employee

Telework can be a reasonable accommodation provided to federal employees. The author looks at a court decision that illustrates how it can apply.

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What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Happens When I Cannot Do My Job Even With a Reasonable Accommodation?

In order to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, you need to be a qualified disabled employee, but what does it mean to be “qualified?”

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Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

By on October 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Did You Know that Federal Employees Can Request Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation?

Federal employees can request different types of leave as a reasonable accommodation. These are some of the scenarios and how they can protect your job.

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The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

By on September 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Unique Legal World of Title 38 Veterans Administration Doctors and Nurses

Title 38 is a unique hiring authority that applies to some federal employees and one that creates a much different appeals process.

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Strong Protections Still Exist for Disabled Employees in the Federal Workplace

By on August 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Strong Protections Still Exist for Disabled Employees in the Federal Workplace

The federal government strives to be a model employer for disabled employees. The author says Reasonable Accommodation is one area where it excels.

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