TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 16, 2019
A Washington, D.C., judge ruled yesterday that federal workers who are not getting paid because of a government shutdown must continue to do their jobs, NPR reports. The workers had sued for a temporary restraining order that would remove the obligation to go to work if they were not being paid. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon denied the workers' request for a restraining order that would require the government to pay its employees or allow them to stay home, saying it would be "profoundly irresponsible" to issue an order that would keep thousands of workers off the job.