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U.S. Court of Appeals Curbs Draconian Interpretation of VA Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act
U.S. Court of Appeals Curbs Draconian Interpretation of VA Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act

In a rare huge win for Veterans Affairs workers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled that the 2017 VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act didn’t protect the agency’s right to retroactively apply the law to discipline employees or ...

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