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Postal Service Snafu Leads to Multi-Million Pay Day for Artist

By on July 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Postal Service Snafu Leads to Multi-Million Pay Day for Artist

The Postal Service made a costly mistake when it infringed an artist’s copyright by placing his depiction of the Statue of Liberty on a stamp without his agreement.

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Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

By on July 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Appeals Court Limits Ability to Sue TSA and its Screeners

A federal appeals court has ruled that TSA screeners are not criminal law enforcement officers thus limiting the circumstances under which they may be sued.

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ALJs Excepted from Competitive Service

By on July 11, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
ALJs Excepted from Competitive Service

As a result of a recent Supreme Court decision, President Trump has issued an Executive Order excepting ALJ’s from the competitive service.

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Will the New Supreme Court Decision Impact Federal Employees?

By on June 27, 2018 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Will the New Supreme Court Decision Impact Federal Employees?

What impact will there be on federal employees from the Supreme Court decision that says government employees can no longer be forced to pay fees to a union?

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

By on June 26, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

A recent ruling paves the way for some federal employees who served in the military to receive additional paid leave.

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Supremes Strike Down Decision of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Who Was Not Constitutionally Appointed

By on June 21, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Supremes Strike Down Decision of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Who Was Not Constitutionally Appointed

The Supreme Court has found that an ALJ of the Securities and Exchange Commission could not properly decide a case since he was not constitutionally appointed.

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Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

By on May 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Positive Drug Test Following Crane Accident Results in Removal

A Navy supervisor whose team caused an accident resulting in $30,000 damage to a building failed the subsequent drug test and was removed as a result.

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Indefinite Suspension of VA Firefighter for Stalking Is Upheld

By on May 23, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Indefinite Suspension of VA Firefighter for Stalking Is Upheld

An arbitrator, and now the appeals court, has upheld the indefinite suspension of a VA employee in connection with several incidents of his “stalking” of female coworkers.

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Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

By on May 2, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

The newly constituted FLRA has issued a landmark decision to restrict the bargaining obligation between agencies and unions. Here is a summary and analysis.

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Menacing ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ Leads to Firing

By on April 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Menacing ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ Leads to Firing

A 22-year Army civil service employee was removed for making “menacing” remarks to her Army supervisor at Fort Gordon, Georgia. See how her appeal came out.

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