Update on Litigation Related to FLSA-Nonexempt Employees Who Worked During October 2013 Shutdown

Clock on a pile of moneyNTEU has kept us informed about a lawsuit (Martin et al. v. United States, No. 13-834, U.S. Court of Federal Claims) that may be of interest to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)-nonexempt employees who were required to work during the October 2013 government shutdown. These employees were paid approximately two weeks late for work done during the period of October 1–5, 2013. The lawsuit seeks a remedy for that late payment. Continue reading “Update on Litigation Related to FLSA-Nonexempt Employees Who Worked During October 2013 Shutdown”

Hatch Act Guidance on Trump Candidacy

United States of America Federal Election Commission sealWhile not officially declaring his candidacy, this January, President Donald Trump filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that establishes he is a candidate for purposes of the Federal Election Campaign Act for the 2020 election. NTEU has received questions from employees on President Trump’s status as a candidate and its impact on the Hatch Act’s prohibition against political activity in the federal workplace. On February 7, 2017, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) — the federal agency responsible for implementing the Hatch Act — issued guidance regarding President Trump’s candidacy. Continue reading “Hatch Act Guidance on Trump Candidacy”