Deal To End Shutdown Gives Federal Workers Back Pay

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 8:18 PM ET) -- A bill passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S House of Representatives late Wednesday that would reopen the federal government includes a provision granting back pay to the roughly 800,000 federal workers furloughed as a result of the shutdown.

The legislation, which funds the government through Jan. 15 and raises the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, contains a provision calling for federal workers furloughed as a result of the lapse in appropriations to receive back pay at their standard rate “as soon as practicable” after the...
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