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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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Excepted employees want lasting legislation protecting pay during shutdown

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