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Beware of Employment Law Issues Amidst a Potential Government Shutdown

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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Daniel Johnson, Litigation attorney, Covington
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Dan Johnson has more than 30 years of experience helping government contractors and other clients successfully resolve litigation and employment disputes.

Mr. Johnson has extensive trial experience, resulting in bench and jury verdicts in favor of his clients. These include trial victories in multi-million dollar trade secret cases, complex business litigation arising from prime-sub, and other business disputes.

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Nooree Lee, Litigation attorney, Covington Burling, Law firm
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Nooree Lee represents government contractors in a wide variety of litigation and counseling matters across the federal, state, and local government markets. Mr. Lee counsels clients on every legal aspect of government contracts. His primary areas of practice include pre-award and post-award bid protests, grants and cooperative agreements, and suspension and debarment proceedings. In addition, Mr. Lee represents contractors in matters relating to disclosure of confidential data under the Freedom of Information Act.

Mr. Lee also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on security clearance applications.

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