The Good News: A Meeting CANNOT Be a Formal Discussion AND a Weingarten

By Ann Boehm, April 15, 2024 I teach a lot of classes where we discuss when a union representative has the right to attend a meeting between a representative of the agency and one or more bargaining unit employees. The statutory guidance on meetings is in 5 U.S.C. §...

The Clean Record Provision is Not Always So Clean

By Dan Gephart, April 15, 2024 If you’re thinking of using a clean record provision to settle a potentially expensive and litigious employment law situation, you’re not alone. But while clean record agreements are a popular alternative disciplinary tool, they are not...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Either Way, Workers’ Comp Rule Applies

By Frank Ferreri, April 15, 2024 For those of us who don’t work remotely 100 percent of the time, getting to and from work, with possible stops along the way, comes with the risk of getting injured. To handle the “what ifs” in the world of going to and coming home...

Changing an Existing Accommodation is STILL a Terrible Idea

By Deborah J. Hopkins, April 15, 2024 In this newsletter, we’ve talked about the “coming and going rule” and an agency’s responsibility in the workers’ comp arena. In previous newsletters, we’ve discussed the dangers of altering an existing accommodation. On a related...

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