NTEU has filed a lawsuit over the shutdown alleging an FLSA violation for requiring some federal employees to work without pay.
Members of Congress currently continue to get paid during government shutdowns, but a new bill would change that if it were to become law.
The White House announced that the IRS will now issue refunds to taxpayers during the shutdown.
Legislation has been introduced in the new Congress to guarantee back pay to federal employees furloughed by the ongoing shutdown.
House Democrats have unveiled legislation to end the partial government shutdown that includes a pay raise for federal employees.