Feds Owe Employees Who Worked Through Shutdown: Court

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 6:10 PM EST) -- About 25,000 government employees who worked without timely pay during the October 2013 partial government shutdown are entitled to liquidated damages, a federal claims judge has ruled, saying she was unconvinced by the government's argument that it had acted in good faith.

The workers had previously secured a win at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 2014 when Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith ruled the government had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay some workers on time during the partial shutdown that was brought on by a congressional budget impasse. The same judge said in a Feb....

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