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In Memoriam

Ernest C. Hadley

Irreverent to his friends (and others), schooled and practiced in public interest law, husband and partner to Annie, a generous and involved dad for their children, friend to animals, connoisseur of art and food and spirits, Ernie Hadley, who passed away April 8, 2021, at home in Lunenburg, Canada, was a teacher, writer, and practitioner of federal sector employment law, a great friend and patient and supportive professional colleague of this publisher, a publisher in his own right, a radically quick wit, and quick to abjure run-on sentences. A leader in the legal profession and an innovative entrepreneur, Ernie will be much missed. Our condolences to Annie and children Jasmine, Luke, and Mairead.

Peter Broida




We offer legal reference books and audiovisual training on federal civil service, equal employment, and labor law, for attorneys, unions, arbitrators, managers, and agency personnel offices. A small business for over 35 years.

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A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice
A Guide to MSPB Law and Practice By: Broida
Price: $725.00
Sku: 21MSPB
Edition: 38th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-85-3; 1-941825-85-0
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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)




A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice
A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice By: Natania Davis and Founding Author Ernest C. Hadley
Price: $725.00
Sku: 21EEO
Edition: 34th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-87-7; 1-941825-87-7
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Updated annually, the EEO Guide, written by Natania Davis with Ernie Hadley, Founding Author, 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 Federal Labor Relations Authority Law and Practice
A Guide to FLRA Law and Practice By: Broida
Price: $725.00
Sku: 21FLRA
Edition: 34th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-86-0; 1-941825-86-9
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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)




Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law
Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law By: Broida
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21POA
Edition: 7th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-92-1; 1-941825-92-3
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This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through 2020. 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)




ACSLS Reference Materials
ACSLS Reference Materials By: Dewey
Price: $30.00
Sku: 21RM
Edition: 2021
Availability: In-Stock
Format: .pdf download (+ optional backup CD)

A collection of frequently used materials from the EEOC, FLRA, and MSPB. These materials are of interest to agency employees, mediators, arbitrators, attorneys, and administrative law judges, as well as those seeking further specifics and/or clarification on procedure related to management, due process, disciplinary action in the workplace, and legal determinations impacting employment status. A download link will be sent in the confirmation email after the item is purchased.

Available in .pdf form with optional back-up CD and material includes EEOC, FLRA, MSPB, ADA, Privacy Act, Rehabilitation Act, procedure for appeals and stay requests, and current whistleblower statues. Click here to view the Table of Contents. (more details)



Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions
Process, Law and Cases, Guidance, and Pitfalls
Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $160.00
Sku: 21AAPA
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-84-6; 1-941825-84-2
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This text guides practitioners, HR specialists, and supervisors and managers through the complexities of adverse and performance-based actions with discussion of the governing statutes, regulations, and cases from the MSPB and Federal Circuit and practical advice, strategies, and best practices for navigating these disciplinary processes. Major topics include discussion of the Civil Service Reform Act, statutory and regulatory requirements of adverse actions, the agency’s administrative process in taking adverse actions, substantive rights in performance-based actions, and the agency’s administrative process in taking performance-based actions. (more details)



Resolving Disputes in the Federal Workplace (.pdf download)
20RDFW By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 20RDFW
Edition: 1st/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-83-9; 1-941825-83-4
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Provides instruction on how to resolve employee grievances, appeals, and complaints. Major topics include discussion of EEO settlements, defining settlement interests, creating settlement options, and finalizing the agreement. (more details)




A Federal Sector Guide to the FMLA & Related Litigation (.pdf download)
20FMLA By: Bosland
Price: $275.00
Sku: PDF20FMLA
Edition: 4th/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-81-5
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An authoritative examination of the FMLA, this book includes citations and analysis of governing statutes, regulations and case law. Major topics include a review of FMLA legislation, applicability of the FMLA in the federal government, coverage of employees and family members, eligibility, covered conditions, notice requirements, documentation, leave amount and scheduling, paid leave, maintenance of benefits, return to work, record-keeping, prohibited acts, enforcement and remedies, COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and the interaction of FMLA with other laws. (more details)




A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (.pdf download)
20WPA By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: PDF20WPA
Edition: 3rd/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-80-8
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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 intelligence community whistleblower protections. (more details)




Disciplining Federal Employees (.pdf download)
20DFE By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: PDF20DFE
Edition: 2nd/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-79-2; 1-941825-79-6
Availability: IN-STOCK (7/9/2020)
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An updated and vastly expanded classic, this instructive text advises supervisors, managers, and HR specialists on how to take sustainable disciplinary actions with case examples, but none of the legal jargon. Major topics include: basic principles, law of the workplace, disciplinary offenses, disciplinary measures, determining penalties, establishing the facts, absenteeism, dishonesty, offenses against government property, off-duty conduct, sexual offenses, workplace violence, alcohol/drug use, offenses by supervisors, performance problems, protected activities, procedures and administrative details, preventive steps, and firing your worst employee.(more details)



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