Lawyer explains Ins and Outs of Sequestration
by JP Bill - 2/22/13 1:33 PM
How to Avoid Sequestration Wage and Hour Problems
As the March 1 "fiscal cliff" looms closer, Congress has given itself a week-long President's Day vacation, making the prospect of "sequestration"—i.e., massive automatic cuts to federal programs—more likely. Companies that are dependent to any significant degree on federal funding, whether through contracts or grants, now are thinking about furloughing some of their staff once sequestration takes effect.
Furloughing hourly workers is relatively simple, so long as any contracts and collective bargaining agreements are complied with. By law, if hourly workers don't work, they don't need to be paid. And, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has even announced that the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) won't apply to layoffs caused by sequestration.
Some good news for Toni in the article
And, it is almost inevitable someone, somewhere, will sue over this.
What's taking them so long?...It's been almost 2 months.
Anyone can sue....you need the law/facts on your side to WIN.