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Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

By on August 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

The appeals court is troubled by an arbitrator’s decision to mitigate a removal to an extended suspension for “time served” but not for the reasons one may think.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Over $1 Million in Illegal Gratuities to VA Employee

By on August 13, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Man Pleads Guilty to Paying Over $1 Million in Illegal Gratuities to VA Employee

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to paying over $1 million to a VA employee in exchange for referrals to his company.

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Fired Phoenix VA Executive Implicated in Veterans Wait List Scandal Fails to Win His Job Back

By on August 6, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Fired Phoenix VA Executive Implicated in Veterans Wait List Scandal Fails to Win His Job Back

The Phoenix VA Associate Director, caught up in the veterans “secret” waiting list scandal allegations, was fired. See how the appeals court ruled on his case.

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Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

By on July 30, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Did DOJ Drug Enforcement Administration Violate the USERRA?

A DEA agent called out his agency for not selecting him for merit promotion due to bias against reservists on the part of his supervisor.

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Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

By on July 23, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Not MSPB Error, But “Garden-Variety” Neglect By Appellant

An attorney who prioritized her summer vacation over preparing for her MSPB appeal hearing has to live with the consequences.

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Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

By on July 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Connecticut Woman Sentenced for Stealing Federal Annuity Benefits

A Connecticut woman was recently sentenced in court for stealing her dead mother’s Postal annuity benefits.

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Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

By on July 18, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former CBP Officer Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Firearms Business

A former CBP officer has pleaded guilty to running an illegal gun business, tax evasion and making false statements to gain a security clearance.

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Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

By on July 17, 2019 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Allows Trump Executive Orders On Labor Relations To Go In Effect. What Happens Next?

An appeals court recently overturned a decision on several executive orders impacting labor relations. What happens now?

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Court Issues Delay on Lifting Injunction of EO’s

By on July 17, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Court Issues Delay on Lifting Injunction of EO’s

The Court of Appeals for DC has issued an accompanying order delaying lifting a lower court injunction of Executive Orders.

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U.S. Appeals Court Kills Injunction on Trump Labor Relations EOs

By on July 16, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
U.S. Appeals Court Kills Injunction on Trump Labor Relations EOs

A Circuit Court has overturned a District Court’s decision to declare invalid major portions of several Executive Orders impacting labor relations.

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