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Furloughed Federal Employee Help Center

Furloughed Federal Employee Help Center

The recent government shutdown affected more than 800,000 Americans working for the federal government. Many federal employees were left working without pay, unable to pay rent or any other expenses required to survive. This shutdown was the longest running shutdown in U.S. history. While the shutdown has temporarily ended, its status will be re-evaluated on February 15th. Below are some resources we have for federal employees:


Our Blog Post

Visit this blog to learn about what The Spiggle Law Firm is doing to help furloughed federal employees.


Reddit AMA

 

Attorney Tom Spiggle also did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit with a good amount of general information regarding the shutdown. Commenters were able to ask Tom about anything regarding the shutdown, and he did his best to answer all the queries. Visit it here.

 


Federal Workplace Discrimination

Aside from the shutdown, Tom has a plethora of experience defending federal workers in other areas. Read about his federal workplace discrimination experience here.


Featured Articles

Below are a couple articles by or featuring attorney Tom Spiggle:

Forbes: “How Furloughed Federal Workers Can Make Money During the Shutdown” 

ThinkProgress: “The government shutdown exposes just how vulnerable federal workers are”

Working Mother: “11 Things to Know About How the Government Shutdown Affects Federal Workers”

 

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Maryland Passes Two Bills To Strengthen Anti-discrimination and Harassment Protection In The Workplace

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DMV Survey Series: Wage Theft Edition

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The Supreme Court Decides to Block and Uphold Biden’s Vaccination Mandates

On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court made two major decisions. These related to President Biden’s attempts to increase the number of workers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The first decision temporarily blocked the vaccinate-or-test regulation that applied to employers with 100 or more employees. The second decision allowed the vaccination requirement …

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