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Blog Posts in May, 2014

  • V.A. Whistleblower and Client of Firm Gets National Attention

    Today the largest newspaper in circulation in Austin, Texas published excerpts from a letter that our firm published and sent to the V.A. oversight committee on behalf of a Veteran Administration employee whom we represent at the San Antonio, Texas V.A. Hospital. The Veteran had anonymously revealed information pertaining to the 14 day wait list fraudulent scheme that the V.A. has recently been ...
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  • Q: What is the Structure of the Federal Employees Compensation Program?

    A. The Federal Employee Workers Compensation program got its start with the enactment of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) by Congress in 1916. The program is funded by a levy against agency payrolls; there is no workers compensation tax that federal employees must pay. The Act was passed originally based on state workers compensation statutes, which still influence it today. Currently ...
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  • VETERANS ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEE SUCCESSFULLY FIGHTS ALLEGED VIOLATION OF LAST CHANCE AGREEMENT AND GETS REINSTATEMENT

    The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines (The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC) successfully represented a V.A. employee at the Washington D.C. V.A. Hospital recently who was removed for allegedly violating a Last Chance Agreement by being AWOL on three separate occasions. The firm argued before the MSPB Administrative Judge that the agency failed to prove that the V.A. employee was actually AWOL on the ...
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