The author discusses the great amount of litigation over the definition of formal discussions in federal labor relations.
It is not usual for employers to ask employees to stay over a few extra hours, but it is illegal to have employees work without giving them their due pay. The author outlines some ways federal employees can ensure they are not subjected to failing to be compensated for overtime work when they are legally entitled to it.
A new policy has been issued regarding the settlement of unfair labor practice (ULP) allegations against federal agencies. In this article, the author discusses questions raised by the new policy and offers practical advice to agencies when a ULP is filed.
Unfair labor practice (ULP) charges are generally filed by unions against agencies. Here is practical advice telling you what you need to know when a ULP is filed.
What steps can a federal agency take to make its labor relations program more effective? Here are suggestions in part two of the two-part series.