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Feds Seeking Back Pay for 2018-2019 Shutdown Win Initial Victory

Dec. 2, 2020, 5:04 PM

Thousands of federal employees can proceed with a class action filed in the wake of the 35-day partial government shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019 that forced them to work without pay, a U.S. judge ruled.

“The claims brought by plaintiffs in this case are straightforward FLSA minimum wage and overtime claims under the FLSA,” Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said in her ruling issued Tuesday.

Campbell-Smith denied the government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, finding that the plaintiffs had shown they weren’t paid on time in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act,...

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