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Beware of Employment Law Issues Amidst a Potential Government Shutdown

January 18, 2018, Covington Alert

As Congress scrambles in a last ditch attempt to pass a funding proposal, government contractors face the various employment law implications of furloughs caused by the potential government shutdown. During the last government shutdown in 2013, many federal agencies furloughed employees and instructed contractors to implement similar reductions in contract hours. As of January 18, 2018, the continued funding of the government remains an open question, and employers must be aware of the legal consequences of furloughs should a shutdown come to pass.

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