Between December 22, 2018 and January 25, 2019, the United States Government entered into a partial government shutdown. This shutdown greatly affected many of our friends working in the Bureau of Prisons. These employees were forced to work long hours and even overtime, without receiving a paycheck or knowing when the paycheck would come. They had to deal with creditors, utility companies and others to explain there was no money coming in.
The Federal Government’s failure to timely pay employees is a potential violation of both the overtime pay and minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Even if an employee later receives payment for the work, it does not change the fact that the United States may be held liable for FLSA violations and be subjected to penalties such as liquidated damages.
In January 2019, in response to the partial Government shutdown, Whitehead Law Firm was asked by employees at several institutions to initiate action against the United States based on the Bureau of Prisons’ failure to timely pay excepted employees who worked through the government shutdown. These employees wanted to recover any funds they might be due, without waiting on the entire government to get its act together.
It is the goal of Whitehead Law Firm to quickly and efficiently make sure that Bureau of Prison employees are timely compensated for any funds they may be due.
Whitehead Law Firm wants you to keep your money and not have you pay a percentage to the lawyers.
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