President Obama's final term is coming to a close, and we find an article in Fortune about his October pitch to ban non-compete agreements, which the author says would "make the rich richer."
Are you employed by any agency or department in the federal government? Are you the spouse of someone who works for the U.S. government? In either case, you may well want and need to understand wha tthe U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is and how it is intended to benefit you.
Like many older workers, you may be facing "retirement age, yet not ready to retire. Professional peers at a later stage in life are working longer. Some feel that they still have something to offer. Others see the need to feather their financial nest to ensure stability as their careers end.
"When it comes to taking risks," writes Tracy Schorn with Washington Lawyer, "nobody bets larger than the lawyers who work on a contingency-fee basis for clients."
Discrimination can be defined as prejudicial or unfair treatment of a person based on their race, religion, age, sex or healthcare status. Federal employees are protected by law against any such treatment. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination; as a federal employee there are specific steps that need to be taken before you can file a formal complaint. They are as follows:
Federal employees who are facing disciplinary actions play by a different set of rules than non-federal employees. Disciplinary actions are typically proposed in the form of suspension or removal based on misconduct or unachieved performance goals (failure to comply with a Performance Improvement Plan [PIP]). If you've been proposed with a disciplinary action, it's likely you have questions about what steps to take next. Some of those might include:
Many Washington, D.C., residents, at some point in their lives, will be asked to sign an employment contract. For example, it could be a non-compete agreement, a severance package, a commission plan, a non-disclosure agreement or many other types of employment contracts. However, what workers may not know is that these contracts are often drawn up in a way that protects the employer's interests, not the employee's. Moreover, these contracts could have provisions that can negatively impact a worker's future.
Washington, D.C., residents may be interested to hear that recently, based on a joint report by the White House and the Treasury Department, the White House called on states to reform non-compete agreements. Why do so?