As Congress scrambles in a last ditch attempt to pass a funding proposal to keep the government operating, government contractors face the various employment law implications of potential furloughs caused by a government shutdown. Of particular concern to private employers is how to furlough employees who are exempt from overtime payments under the Fair Labor Standards Act without placing their exempt status at risk. Contractors must also be aware of obligations under the WARN Act and the rights of former or returning military service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act.

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