Government Shutdown Contingency Plans

As everyone knows by now, the federal government shut down at 12 a.m. after the House and the Obama Administration failed to reach agreement on the Affordable Care Act. Essential activities, such as law enforcement, air traffic control, and Social Security payments, will continue as usual. But non-essential...

Federal Shutdown Halts Federal Activities Related to Labor and Employment

What's the government shutdown got to do with me? Well, if you are an employer looking to verify the eligibility of a new hire, respond to allegations of discrimination or wrongdoing, or work with federal regulatory agencies on legal compliance, the answer to that question is, "plenty."...

E-Verify and Other Federal Government Services Lurch Back to Normalcy

Well, 16 days later, the federal government is back and slowly returning to normal operations. Beginning today, federal employees are expected to report for their next regularly scheduled work shift. For private employers, this means that government deadlines, investigations and services will resume...