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Not even three weeks since the shutdown ended, hundreds of federal employees who worked through the impasse have now filed paperwork to join a lawsuit against the government over having their paychecks withheld last month, according to the lawyers handling their case.

As HuffPost reported last week, the suit alleges that the federal government broke the Fair Labor Standards Act by delaying pay for “excepted” employees who were required to work during the shutdown. Although the suit originally named just five employees of the Bureau of Prisons, many more workers are expected to join the suit as plaintiffs in the coming weeks.

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