Employment Law Issues For Contractors In Gov't Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 1, 2013, the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years. The last government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 lasted a total of 28 days.

Government contractors are already feeling the bite of the shutdown. Within hours of the shutdown, government agencies and departments issued stop-work orders, grinding work on government projects to a halt. As such, government contractors are facing immediate issues regarding how to handle impacted workers while the shutdown continues, and their work is on hold.

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