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Report suggests respect is key to government worker morale

It may not be as simple as saying that government managers should try to practice the golden rule. But a new report suggests that execution of such a policy might go some way toward improving the work environments of a lot of government agencies.

What does the new OT rule from DOL mean for workers?

New rules just finalized by the Department of Labor hold the promise of there being a little extra in the paychecks of a lot of workers. Many in Texas, Georgia and elsewhere in the country may be of the notion that the new rules only apply to government employees, but that is not the case. Considering that employee rights for federal workers and private sector employees are affected, it seems appropriate to offer this view of the new rule.

What federal employee laws bar discrimination?

Readers of this blog in Texas, Atlanta, Washington or anywhere else in the country will appreciate that operating in the realm of the federal work force takes a special kind of person. It also takes a unique level of patience and awareness about bureaucracy, administrivia and, most importantly, the law.

Federal laws protect you from retaliation, wrongful termination

Wrongful termination and retaliatory actions against an employee are major problems in employment law. The lives of people and families hang in the balance, and the fact that certain companies take an illegal or punitive course of action is outrageous. They are not allowed to fire or punish you for certain actions that you take.

The basics of FECA injury compensation, according to CRS

No one in Texas would argue that seeking and obtaining workers' compensation benefits is easy. If you're in the private sector, the process can be fraught with denials and other delays. That may serve the insurance companies that are supposed to service these programs. Delays keep money in company coffers longer.

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