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Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Review MacLean Decision

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments

TweetThe Obama administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s 2013 ruling that a former federal air marshal could claim he was illegally fired for leaking sensitive information to the media. The case, MacLean v. Department of Homeland Security, raises technical — but critically important — questions about the scope of the […]

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Tags: Federal Employees · Federal Whistleblower Legislation · Retaliation · Whistleblower Protection · Whistleblower Protection Act

MSPB: New Whistleblower Standard Applies to Pending Cases

June 27th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetThe U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) ruled that a key provision of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) should apply retroactively to any federal whistleblower case that was pending on the effective date of the statute: December 27, 2012. The decision in Day v. Department of Homeland Security—which the MSPB said would affect a […]

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Tags: Federal Employees · Whistleblower Protection Act

Ongoing Whistleblower Complaints Show VA’s Failure to Fix Hospital Problems, Warns OSC

April 7th, 2013 · No Comments

TweetA stream of whistleblower complaints raises alarms about the ability of a Mississippi veterans hospital to care for its patients, a top government agency warned in an unusual letter to President Obama and members of Congress. Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), said in the letter that her agency had […]

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Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs · Federal Employees · Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Law360 Interviews Nicholas Woodfield on Federal Circuit’s Recent Decision to Limit Employees’ Right to Appeal Security Clearance Determinations

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetNicholas Woodfield, principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Law360 regarding a recent Federal Circuit decision which held that national security concerns may limit the review of employment decisions made by federal agencies, even by employees who do not have access to classified information. The decision is widely anticipated to […]

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Tags: Federal Employees · The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Federal Times Quotes The Employment Law Group® Managing Principal R. Scott Oswald on Recent Lawsuit Filed by FDA Whistleblowers

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments

TweetR. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal of the The Employment Law Group® law firm, was recently interviewed by Federal Times, a weekly newspaper focused on providing insight into issues affecting U.S. government managers and other decision makers. On January 25, 2012, six current and former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees filled a lawsuit in the […]

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Tags: D.C. Whistleblower Protection Act · Federal Employees · The Employment Law Group, P.C. · Whistleblower Protection Act

Supreme Court May Limit Federal Employees’ Access to Federal Court to Challenge Constitutionality of Terminations

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments

TweetOn October 17, 2011, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Elgin v. United States Dept. of the Treasury and will decide whether federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear constitutional claims brought by federal employees seeking equitable relief. Early in 2012, the Supreme Court will review the decision of the U.S. Court of […]

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Tags: Federal Employees