Below is the first part of an article by Leada Gore from blog.al.com
A group of federal employees has filed a class action lawsuit over the delay in pay they experienced during last month’s government shutdown.
Originally filed by five Bureau of Prisons employees, the suit alleges the government violated the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act by delaying pay for employees who remained on the job during the 16-day shutdown. The suit asks for exempted employees – those who remained on the job but had their pay delayed until the government reopened – to be reimbursed at a rate of $7.25 per hour times the number of hours they worked between Oct. 1-5, as well as any overtime.
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