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Feds who work during government shutdowns aren’t entitled to damages, appeals court rules

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the government isn’t liable for damages when it fails to pay employees on time during government shutdowns.

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Labor Department adds muscle to its wage and hour enforcement work

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Long lasting complications from the 2013, 2018 government shutdowns

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OPM proposes new limits on back pay for federal employees, unions

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FILE - In this March 24, 2019, file photo, the U.S Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington. Progressive groups are expressing “deep disappointment” over House Democrats’ failure to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Back pay for low-wage federal contractors clears House

A House-passed minibus of five appropriations bills includes back pay for low wage contractors impacted by this year’s government shutdown.

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Trump admin. not on board with contractor back pay for government shutdown

The Trump administration said back pay for contractors affected by the shutdown will be too costly and increase the risk of fraud, waste, and improper…

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FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building is seen in Washington. The FAA would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation programs agreed to early Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, by Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate committees that oversee the nation's air travel. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Is your agency as good as when you first started?

Did the recent shutdown do at least one constructive thing: Spotlight the lack of federal workers?

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