hazard pay

Heidi Burakiewicz (Photo courtesy of Rob Cannon)

Think you were exposed to COVID at work? There’s a lawsuit for that

The largest federal union has filed a class action lawsuit for employees who think they were exposed to COVID-19 at work. There’s even a web site where…

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Exposed to COVID-19 on the job? New website lets you join class-action lawsuit for hazard pay

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Jennifer Wexton, Brenda Lawrence, Steny Hoyer

Vacation on hold? House bill would allow feds to carry over unused annual leave

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Nancy Pelosi

Congress eyes wide variety of federal workforce changes for future coronavirus relief bill

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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)A medical worker wearing a single protective glove and a face mask walks past a line of workers and visitors waiting to be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the main entrance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Federal employees on frontlines of coronavirus response could get premium pay bumps

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NAT Trump

Senate Democrats propose pandemic pay bumps for frontline feds

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Mark Warner

Virginia senator worries for federal employees and contractors

Congress, having gutted out the biggest stimulus bill ever, is busier than ever.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sometimes federal work is downright hazardous

Some exposed employees got the virus in the line of duty. Now they’re suing for extra pay.

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Should federal employees get hazard pay during the pandemic?

For more on what hazardous pay is all about and a little history, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Federal Practice Group partner Ricardo J. A. Pitts-Wiley.

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