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Entries in Government Shutdown (3)

Wednesday
Apr262017

PODCAST - When the Lights Go Out: How Federal Contractors Should Prepare for a Government Shutdown

With the federal government's budget set to run out on April 28, a government shutdown is looming. As a federal contractor, a shutdown can have a variety of negative effects on your business and employees, whether employees are locked out of their job sites or federal funding dries up. In this Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Joanna Bowers discusses how federal contractors should prepare and steps they can take once a shutdown goes into effect.

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Monday
Feb032014

“Essential” or “Excepted” Employees Part II

In November we posted a piece regarding Martin v. United States (Fed. Cl. No. 1:13cv00834), the case in which five employees of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons filed a class action complaint under the Fair Labor Standards Act alleging untimely payment of wages and overtime compensation on behalf of all federal employees deemed “essential” or “excepted” and required to work during the October U.S. Government shutdown. As of January 27, 2014, Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint alleges that 1,023 plaintiff’s have “opted-in” to the action in addition to the five named Plaintiffs in the original complaint.

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Tuesday
Nov192013

“Essential” or “Excepted” Employees? Either Way the United States Government is “Essentially” Looking at Potential Liability

On October 24, 2013, five employees of the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons filed a class action complaint under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) alleging untimely payment of wages and overtime compensation on behalf of all federal employees deemed “essential” or “excepted” and required to work during the October U.S. Government shutdown.

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