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ELECTION SEASON STUFF- VIEW FROM FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE

Schedule F has gone into effect. During the blessedly limited time of his Administration, Trump has feared and repeatedly attacked the federal civil service. Trump’s immediately effective directive of October 21 established the new “Schedule F” within the “excepted” service of the ...
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September 2020 “Check-in” on Labor & Employment Developments: CSB, OSHA, Payroll Tax Deferral Via Executive Order, AI in Employee Selection

While the Trump Administration has not missed a beat in appointing federal judges, it has ignored (or worse) filling vacancies in administrative agencies  created and maintained by past administrations to safeguard employees against unnecessary workplace risks as well as against discrimination.    A...
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Covid Conundrums, Fickleness of Agency Deference, Resisting Labor in a Pandemic, and Days of Armendariz-Are They Over?

From the Covid Desk: The United Mine Workers of American International Union and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers on June 18, 2020 jointly filed a petition seeking court order requiring the Mine Safety...
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