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The partial government shutdown continues. The shutdown has captured the attention of Washington politicians and the media, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of federal employees who are currently furloughed or working without pay.
For employers, the shutdown has some important implications. While the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are fully funded through October 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not.
As a result of the lack of funding, the EEOC is closed until further notice.
Past experience suggests that if and when the EEOC reopens for business, there will be a significant backlog of cases to sort through. Employers should therefore expect the EEOC’s actions and communications to lag in 2019 as the agency works to get caught up on processing, investigating, and resolving cases.
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