Fed. Gov't Violated FLSA During Shutdown, Judge Says
By Scott Flaherty (August 4, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that the U.S. government had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay some government workers on time during October's partial government shutdown brought on by a congressional impasse over the budget.
U.S. Federal Claims Court Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith denied on Thursday the federal government's motion to dismiss putative class allegations that it violated the FLSA's minimum wage provisions by failing to pay certain federal employees for work they performed from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5 — which came during October's government shutdown — until after the shutdown had ended....
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