Case Title: Hernandez et at v. USA
Case No. 2:19-cv-00063
On January 15, 2019, we filed this collective action on behalf of all Government Employees who have not been paid or who have had their pay delayed due to the Government Shutdown. Even during this Shutdown, the Government is obligated to pay, in a timely manner, essential employees who continue to work.
What is the Case about?
Due to the Government Shutdown essential employees have been told that even though they must continue to work they will not be paid. Under the law, the Government has an obligation to continue to pay these employees. Employees who receive delayed pay may still be entitled to double pay to account for expenses incurred due to the Government’s delay, such as late fees on bills.
If you, your family, or your friends currently work for the Government and have been told to keep working even though pay has been or will be delayed, then please contact us. Employees may be entitled to double pay to account for expenses incurred due to the Government’s delay (ie. late fees, bills, etc.)
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Any Government Employee who have continued to work during the shutdown and have either not received pay for all hours worked or who have had their pay delayed.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form. You may also print out the form, sign it, and mail it to our office at, 819 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. It is important to sign and return this form as quickly as possible because the time period for your recoverable wages will depend on when this form is filed with the Court.
Can I be fired for joining?
The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in a case for back wages.
Will this cost me anything?
You will not pay anything to join this case. This case is being handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.
January Update: We filed this Case on January 15, 2019. The pleadings are in this link.
February Update: The Government’s Answer to our case is due on March 18, 2019.