Monthly Archives: July 2017

HOW TREASURY SUBVERTS MERIT The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently smacked down the Dept. of Treasury FinCEN operations for screwing around with the merit system. The agency wanted to hire an attorney into a supervisory spot, but Treasury would … Continue reading

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PROVING FMLA RETALIATION Imagine that an employee asks for a week of annual leave in late August after using 3 weeks of FMLA in February to care for an ailing parent and the supervisor denies the leave.  The supervisor told … Continue reading

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HOMELAND SECURITY PAYS MILLIONS FOR DECADES OLD EMPLOYEE COMPLAINT  If the Washington Post story is accurate, and we highly suspect it is, the Dept. Of Homeland Security just agreed to pay about 100 employees an average of $240,000.00 each in … Continue reading

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“LEARNING EVERYWHERE” OFFERS GREAT  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING TRAINING PROGRAM The one thing we look for from any consulting firm offering to train negotiators on either side of the labor management table is whether the instructors actually were chief negotiators.  While we think … Continue reading

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FMLA FAQ: Can a Chiropractor Certify FMLA Leave for the Chronic Bad Back? This is another one of those short articles to read over and log into your long-term memory.  As our population ages, it is going to experience more bad … Continue reading

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