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MSPB & Civil
Service

Texts and training on the law of and litigation practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board and its reviewing court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

FLRA & Labor
Relations

Texts and training on federal sector collective bargaining laws, arbitration principles and litigation practice before the Federal Labor Relations Authority and its reviewing courts.

EEO & Civil
Rights

Texts and training on federal sector EEO law and litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its appellate organization, the Office of Federal Operations.

Arbitration,
ADR & Settlement

Texts and video and audio training courses on federal sector arbitration law and advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and settlements.

Supervisors &
Managers

For supervisors and managers concerning discipline, adverse & performance based actions, EEO complaints, leave, hiring, workers’ compensation, ethics, and labor relations.

Video, Audio &
Software Training

Instructional training courses for individuals or groups on federal sector mediation, arbitration, settlement, administrative advocacy, and practice before the MSPB.

Litigation
Techniques

Texts and video training on advocacy and litigation procedures before the MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and arbitrators.



Federal Sector Harassment Law
Federal Sector Harassment Law
By: Hadley & Davis
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17FSHL
Edition: 1st/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-40-2; 1-941825-40-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 09/07/17)
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This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of harassment law based on sex, race and color, religion, disability, national origin, age and reprisal. Case law examples and analyses are provided from the EEOC, OFO, and the courts; EEO enforcement guidance and policy guidance; statutes and regulations. Major topics include tangible employment actions, hostile work environment, timeliness, nature of conduct, basis of conduct, severe and pervasive conduct, liability for harassment, and avoiding liability. (more details)



Reduction in Force
A Practical Guide
Reduction in Force (2017)
By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17RIF
Edition: 1st/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-44-0; 1-941825-44-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 09/07/17)
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RIFs will be the new “furloughs.” An understanding of RIFs is necessary to avoid mistakes. Employees, HR officials, agency counsels, and employee representatives will use this easy-to-use, yet comprehensive guide to master the regulations, statutes, and case law. Major topics include competitive levels and competitive areas, retention registers, bump and retreat rights, severance pay and DSRs, veterans preference, and demotion and termination appeals(more details)




Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies
In Federal Sector Employment Discrimination Cases
17CDOR
By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $250.00
Sku: 17CDOR
Edition: 9th/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-43-3; 1-941825-43-5
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 08/17/17)
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A Dewey bestseller, Compensatory Damages is the seminal text on how to support and defend against claims for compensatory damages and other remedial claims in federal sector employment discrimination cases. Includes a chart of significant awards. Major topics include equitable and compensatory damages, proving damages, mitigation and offset, back pay, collateral source rule, tax consequences, settlement, managing discovery, calculating damages, attorney fees and selected damages awards. (more details)




Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law Deskbook
Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law Deskbook (2017)
By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17DDLD
Edition: 6th/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-45-7; 1-941825-45-1
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 08/23/17)
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Updated with cases through mid-2017, the Disability Deskbook is an extensive compilation of cases interpreting the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, ADAAA, and other statutes and implementing regulations and covers all disability related topics. Major topics include who is covered under the ADA, specific impairments, major life activities, "regarded as having a disability," "qualified individual with a disability," reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, direct threat defense, and disability related inquiries. (more details)



Administration of Leave and Medical Documentation Requests
Administration of Leave and Medical Documentation Requests (2017)
By: Laws
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17ALMD
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-42-6; 1-941825-42-7
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This multi-disciplinary text is essential for readers seeking to navigate through the complex laws and regulations governing the administration of medical-related employee leave. Major topics include overviews of the Rehabilitation Act, ADA and ADAAA, FECA, FMLA, and OPM Medical Leave and Documentation Regulations, DFEC Procedure Manual, ADA medical exams and inquiries, storage and confidentiality of medical records, determining and implementing the appropriate leave, and returns to work. (more details)



FMLA Basics
FMLA Basics (2017)
By: Bosland
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17FMBA
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-41-9; 1-941825-41-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/6/17)
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Introductory, yet comprehensive, FMLA Basics guides federal supervisors and managers through the FMLA process and law with tips, resources, and guidance for compliance. Major topics include an overview of federal sector FMLA, employee leave requests, timeliness and adequacy of leave requests, employee eligibility requirements, coverage issues, management responsibilities, requests for supporting documentation, amount of leave entitlement, how leave may be scheduled, paid leave, dealing with other employment benefits, record keeping, agency leave policies, and enforcement. (more details)



Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2017
Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2017
By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17CEUP
Edition: 8th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-37-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/23/17)
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Updated annually, this comprehensive text digests notable Commission and federal court employment discrimination cases from 2003 through early 2017 and reviews EEO laws, regulations, guidance, and recent trends. Major topics include recent trends in the law; bases of discrimination; attorney fees; class actions; compensatory damages; appellate review; evidence; harassment; hearings; mixed cases; procedures; remedies; reprisal; settlement; and sexual harassment. (more details)




MSPB Charges & Penalties
A Charging Manual
MSPB Charges
By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: 17MSCP
Edition: 9th/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-38-9; 1-941825-38-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/5/17)
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A Dewey Best Seller. Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection by using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples. Using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples, Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection. Major topics include the basics of adverse actions and charges; causation; charge classification; specific, generic, and narrative charges; power charging; lesser-included offenses; charge interpretation; notice and due process; the conjunctive charge; indefinite suspensions and security-related charges; merging, selecting and drafting the charge; advice for proposing and deciding officials; the penalty; and charges and proof requirements. (more details)




Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law
Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law (2017)
By: Broida
Price: $250.00
Sku: 17POA
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-39-7
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 3/9/17)
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This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through 2016. Awards are arranged by topic. Principles includes a table cross-referencing arbitrators to the awards they have issued. Major topics include the nature of arbitration, the collective bargaining agreement, arbitrability, grievances, hearings, management rights, contract interpretation, common substantive arbitration topics, settlement, remedies, counsel fee and damages. (more details)




MSPB Case Summaries
MSPB Case Summaries (2017)
By: Broida & Davis
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17MSCS
Edition: 8th/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-36-5; 1-941825-36-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 3/9/17)
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Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2017 into concise, useable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The MSPB Reference Materials CD and a table of cases rounds out this research tool. Major topics include adverse and performance actions, arbitration/collective bargaining issues, attorney fees, Board procedure, jurisdiction and judicial review, defenses, discrimination, evidence, harmful error, hearings, mitigation, PPPs, retirement, reemployment, remedies, RIFs, settlements, substantive offenses, timeliness, USERRA and VEOA. (more details)




A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice
A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice (2017)
By: Hadley
Price: $695.00
Sku: 17EEO
Edition: 30th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-33-8
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/5/17)
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Updated annually, the EEO Guide, written by Ernie Hadley with Associate Editor, Natania Davis, offers the most comprehensive analysis of federal sector EEO decisions, litigation practice, statutes, regulations, policies, guidance, and practical advice available to practitioners. The 2017 edition includes the latest on transgender discrimination and the first commission cases under ADAAA; and new Enforcement Guidance on National Origin and Religious Discrimination & Retaliation. This indispensable text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




A Guide to Federal Labor Relations Authority Law and Practice
A Guide to FLRA Law and Practice (2017)
By: Broida
Price: $695.00
Sku: 17FLRA
Edition: 30th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-32-X
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/17/17)
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Updated annually, the FLRA Guide is a complete research tool on unit determinations, negotiability and the collective bargaining process, unfair labor practices, and arbitration. The Guide includes discussion of cases, laws, and litigation practice before the FLRA and its reviewing courts. Major topics include jurisdiction, unit determinations and elections; labor organizations; procedures and substantive limitations on and specific applications of negotiability determinations; the Federal Service Impasses Panel; ULPs and remedies; review of arbitration awards; and administrative reconsideration and judicial review. This authoritative text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice
A Guide to MSPB Law and Practice (2017)
By: Broida
Price: $695.00
Sku: 17MSPB
Edition: 34th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-31-1
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/12/17)
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In two volumes, updated annually, the MSPB Guide is a complete research tool for Board cases, laws, procedure, and litigation practice and is the seminal text on this complex area of the law. Major topics include MSPB regulatory revisions, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, jurisdiction, appeals, discovery, hearings, evidence, PFRs, adverse actions and discipline, nexus and mitigation, substantive offenses, performance cases, RIFs, PPPs, retirement, attorney fees, settlement, remedies, and judicial review. This authoritative text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




Adverse Actions
A Guide for Federal Managers and Personnel Specialists
Adverse Actions (2017)
By: Corum
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17AA
Edition: 5th/2017
ISBN: 1-941825-35-4
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/11/17)
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This thorough but concise handbook offers supervisors and personnel specialists an easy-to-read, step-by-step, practical approach to taking adverse and performance-based actions. The subject matter is not complicated by legalese. Major topics include the legal framework of adverse actions, jurisdiction, adverse action causes, penalties, proving the case, adverse action procedures, performance based actions, and adverse action appeals. (more details)




Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions
Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions (2017)
By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17DPAP
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-30-3 ; 1-941825-30-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 1/30/17)
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This guide provides everything needed in dealing with procedural and due process issues. Major topics include due process and the statutory scheme; liberty and property and what’s due; the Stone, Ward Criteria, Analytical Model; ex parte communication; Stone, Ward factors in actual practice; agency investigations—constitutional concerns; due process and the agency process; the Ward model—due process and harmful error; due process—security clearances, base bars. (more details)




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