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FEDERAL EMPLOYEES LEGAL SURVIVAL GUIDE REPUBLISHED A tip of the hat to the law firm of Passman & Kaplan for its new book entitled, FEDERAL EMPLOYEES LEGAL SURVIVAL GUIDE (3rd ed.).  The firm, whose lawyers only represent employees and unions, has produced … Continue reading

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MSPB RECKLESSLY DENIES CBP OFFICERS DISABILITY RIGHTS MSPB just took away from Customs and Border Protection Officers a right many other federal employees have under the disability discrimination laws to a particular accommodation.  It is charitable to characterize the Board’s … Continue reading

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SEQUESTRATION: WHAT UNION LEADERS NEED TO KNOW If we fall off the cliff, “sequestration” will be a word union leaders use often over the next few months. There are two documents you might want to be aware of at the … Continue reading

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WORKERS’ COMP FOR STRESS AND SHIFT CHANGES Although it does not happen often, employees can get Workers’ Compensation for absences and medical costs due to job-related stress. Here is how it works.

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TEST YOURSELF #4- Loss of Status Assume that a supervisor gets upset with an employee, who has long had special status in the work group, and takes all that away from her.  Up until this run-in with the supervisor, this … Continue reading

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GETTING $$$,$$$ FOR EMOTIONAL STRESS The secret is getting out quickly.  Over the last three years, employees have frequently received checks for $100,000 and more for the emotional stress managers have illegally caused them. Here is how.

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THANKS FOR THE INTEREST Just thought we would share some in-house news we are excited about. FEDSMILL.com has been operating for a little over six months now and thanks to you we have a mailing list of subscribers and others … Continue reading

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WHO ARE THE SIMILARLY-SITUATED? “All things being equal, if an employer takes an action against one employee in a protected class but not another outside that class, one can infer discrimination. The ‘similarly situated’ prong establishes whether all things are … Continue reading

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WE DON’T BITE, HONEST We set up FEDSMILL.com as a blog rather than pure web site because we wanted to encourage an exchange of our ideas.  That is why there is room after every article to post your reactions, thoughts … Continue reading

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MARTIN: THE CONTRACT AVATAR For decades labor-management contracts have been printed and distributed to all unit employees. Our grandparents walked around with copies in their shirt pockets, our parents had them on the shelves in their cubicles, but they are … Continue reading

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