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

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Tuesday rejected the government lawyers’ bids to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the 35-day government shutdown that…

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AFGE sues for hazard pay for federal employees working through coronavirus pandemic

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Judge turns back union lawsuit over 2018-2019 government shutdown

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Shutdown has cost small businesses $2.3 billion

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates there were about $2.3 billion in government contracts that would have been issued to…

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Why 2013 shutdown damage award dollars are taking so long

If the lawsuits over the 2018-2019 shutdown go the way of the last one, the money for damages should come faster than in 2013.

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Federal judge denies restraining order on shutdown’s impacts on excepted employees

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.

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