Unions hit Federal Government with minimum wage and overtime pay lawsuit as a result of being forced to work during the shutdown.

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO), and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), initiated formal legal action against the Federal Government today for failure to pay workers.

 Washington, D.C. –  Several federal employee Unions filed a collective action on behalf of Federal Government employees who, by not receiving their pay today, have been required to work without being properly compensated pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The action seeks not only the compensation originally owed, but liquidated damages as well, potentially resulting in the Federal Government having to pay double the original amount.

Suit was filed today by Jacob Statman, Keith Kauffman, and Jason Weisbrot of Snider & Associates, LLC, along with NFFE General Counsel Jefferson Friday, IAMAW General Counsel Mark Schneider, NAGE Deputy General Counsel Sarah Suszczyk, NSWEO Counsel Richard Hirm and PASS General and Deputy General Counsel Dennie Rose and Stefan Sutich. These Unions represent hundreds of thousands of federal employees across the country.

As a result of the shutdown, Federal Government employees are not getting paid. Many of those employees have been, nonetheless, required to work. The Federal Government’s failure to timely pay these workers is in violation of the FLSA.

If you are interested in joining the lawsuit or require any additional information, please go to www.sniderlaw.com/shutdown.

Until the shutdown is resolved and the employees are properly compensated, the meter continues to run on the compensation due and other damages owed.

 Snider & Associates, LLC is a boutique labor and employment law firm representing Unions and their federal employees across the country. For additional information about this case or for information about how the firm can assist your Union or bargaining unit employees in other matters please contact Jacob Statman jstatman@sniderlaw.com  or Keith Kauffman k@sniderlaw.com.