Welcome to the website providing information about a lawsuit filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of up to 1.3 million “essential” employees of the United States Government. The lawsuit claims that the United States government violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by failing to pay essential employees minimum wage and overtime compensation when due during the October 2013 government shutdown.
To learn more about the theory of the lawsuit, click here.
To read the Court-approved Notice about the right of qualified employees to join the lawsuit, click here.
This website was created and is maintained by the law firm – Mehri & Skalet, PLLC – that represents Plaintiffs in the lawsuit and other essential employees who choose to join the lawsuit. To learn more about the attorneys handling this case and Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, click here.
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