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NTEU Sues Government Over the Shutdown

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NTEU Sues Government Over the Shutdown

NTEU has filed a lawsuit over the shutdown alleging an FLSA violation for requiring some federal employees to work without pay.

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AFGE Sues Government Over the Shutdown

By on December 31, 2018 in Court Cases, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
AFGE Sues Government Over the Shutdown

AFGE has sued the federal government over the partial shutdown for requiring some federal employees to work without pay.

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NASA Facility Chief Found Guilty of Receiving Illegal Gratuities

By on December 17, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
NASA Facility Chief Found Guilty of Receiving Illegal Gratuities

A NASA official was found guilty of illegally receiving gratuities in his official capacity as a federal employee.

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Good Faith or Bad?

By on December 10, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Good Faith or Bad?

A federal judge questions whether the Departments of State and Justice acted in bad faith in handling records requests for Hillary Clinton’s emails as Secretary of State.

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16 Postal Workers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes to Deliver Cocaine through the Mail

By on November 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
16 Postal Workers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes to Deliver Cocaine through the Mail

A group of 16 Atlanta area postal workers were sentenced to prison for taking bribes to deliver packages of cocaine for drug traffickers.

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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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Man Lies Twice About Being a Veteran to Get Benefits

By on November 27, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Lies Twice About Being a Veteran to Get Benefits

A man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying not once, but twice, about being a veteran in order to receive almost $200,000 in benefits.

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Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

By on November 6, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

A former federal employee with the VA and OPM will be serving time in prison for stealing from a veteran and fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

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Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

By on October 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Lies About Having PTSD to Get VA Disability Payments

A man has pleaded guilty to lying about having PTSD in order to get over $90,000 in VA disability benefits to which he was not legally entitled.

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Too Little, Too Late

By on October 23, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Too Little, Too Late

The appeals court sustained an arbitration decision upholding removal of a Senior Corrections Officer from his job due to his unacceptable fraternization with two female inmates.

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