U.S. attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the claims more than 2,000 federal employees who are unidentified or ineligible for liquidated damages after the 2013 government shutdown.
U.S. attorneys say a series of challenges from the National Treasury Employees Union on the last government shutdown should be dismissed because the union can’t demonstrate their exact legal injuries could be repeated. The deadline to avoid another government shutdown is Dec. 20.
Six years after the 2013 government shutdown, attorneys have determined exactly how many federal employees are eligible for liquidated damages based on a class-action lawsuit, but it’s still unclear how much they’re owed.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army, Navy and Air Force said they’re establishing a “tenant’s bill of rights” to help military members deal with cases of substandard on-base housing.
In today’s Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump hints that another government shutdown is likely after funding runs out again in three weeks.
A federal district judge refused to compel the executive branch to find an immediate end to the government shutdown’s impacts on excepted federal employees working without pay. The judge’s decision maintains the status quo. Other lawsuits challenging the shutdown’s legitimacy are still pending.
Excepted employees who filed suit in 2013 shutdown say pay problems can be avoided with simple legislation from Congress