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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.

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Managers

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

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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.

Whistleblowing
Reprisal
Workers’ Comp. & Disability
Security
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Leave, FMLA &
USERRA/VEOA


Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies
In Federal Sector Employment Discrimination Cases
16CDOR.jpg By: Gilbert
Price: $250.00
Sku: 16CDOR
Edition: 8th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-23-5; 1-941825-23-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/17/16)
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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. 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)




A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
16WPA.jpg By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16WPA
Edition: 2nd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-24-2; 1-941825-24-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/25/16)
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With practice tips, this guide sorts the laws and procedures related to whistleblower reprisal. The guide includes in depth discussion of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, noteworthy cases, and the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-19). Major topics include legislative history and sources of law; OSC operations; corrective and disciplinary actions; IRAs and otherwise appealable actions; grievances and whistleblower reprisal claims; stays; burdens of proof; qualifying disclosures; prima facie cases and contributing factor analysis; clear and convincing evidence; remedies, damages and relief; administrative and judicial review; and National Security Employees. (more details)




MSPB Case Summaries
16MSCS.jpg By: Broida & Davis
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16MSCS
Edition: 7th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-20-4; 1-941825-20-6
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/30/16)
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Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2016 into concise, useable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The addition of a free MSPB Reference Materials CD and a table of authorities 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, PPPs, retirement, reemployment, remedies, RIFs, settlements, substantive offenses, timeliness, USERRA and VEOA. (more details)




Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2016
16CEUP.jpg By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16CEUP
Edition: 7th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-21-1; 1-941825-21-4
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/16/16)
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Updated annually, this comprehensive text digests notable Commission and federal court employment discrimination cases from 2003 through 2015 and reviews EEO laws, regulations, guidance, and recent trends. Major topics include recent trends in the law; age, disability, national origin, race, religious and sex 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
16MSCP.jpg By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $250.00
Sku: 16MSCP
Edition: 8th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-22-8; 1-941825-22-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/13/16)
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A Dewey Best Seller. 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; and charges and proof requirements. (more details)




A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice
16EEO.jpg By: Hadley
Price: $675.00
Sku: 16EEO
Edition: 29th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-18-1; 1–941825–18-4
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Updated annually, the EEO Guide offers the most comprehensive analysis of federal sector EEO decisions, litigation practice, statutes, regulations, policies, guidance, and practical advice available to practitioners. This indispensable text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice
16MSPB.jpg By: Broida
Price: $675.00
Sku: 16MSPB
Edition: 33rd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-16-7; 1–941825–16-8
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/19/16)
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In two volumes, updated annually, this encyclopedic guide to Board cases, laws, procedure, and litigation practice 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)




A Guide to Federal Labor Relations Authority Law and Practice
16FLRA.jpg By: Broida
Price: $575.00
Sku: 16FLRA
Edition: 29th/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-17-4; 1–941825–17-6
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 6/2/16)
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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)




Discovery Practice before the MSPB
16DPMB.jpg By: Tuck
Price: $125.00
Sku: 16DPMB
Edition: 3rd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-19-8; 1-941825-19-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 04/5/16)
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A Dewey classic, Discovery Practice Before the MSPB is now in its third edition, offering comprehensive instruction on oral and written discovery before the MSPB, and includes samples of discovery materials, a detailed examination of discovery procedure, relevant case citations, MSPB regulations, and more, to help maximize discovery and better prepare for litigation. Major topics include non-discovery tools for obtaining information, sample instructions, depositions, interrogatories, requests for documents, physical and mental exams, requests for admissions, motions to compel, how to protect against discovery, and sanctions. (more details)




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