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Maybe Congress likes paying you liquidated damages?

The Anti Deficiency Act has become more of a legal fig leaf than any real coverage for the government to avoid paying people during a shutdown. 

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What the latest court decision means for employees seeking 2018 shutdown pay

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo the Capitol Dome is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington during a partial government shutdown. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With judge’s recent decision, employees can pursue long fight for 2018 shutdown pay

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo the Capitol Dome is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington during a partial government shutdown. On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ahead of Dec. 20 threat, judge considers whether NTEU shutdown case should continue

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Excepted employees want lasting legislation protecting pay during shutdown

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