To join the case, you must complete two forms: (1) The Consent to Join Collective Action and (2) the Representation Agreement. After you electronically sign and click the “Finish” button at the bottom of the 2nd form (Representation Agreement), you will receive a confirmation page with your “Claim Number.” Please print this page for your records. Within the next five business days, you will receive an email from  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confirming the submission and attaching copies of your completed forms. If after five business days you do not receive the email, please check your spam or junk mail folder for this confirmation email. If you have any questions or problems filling out the form, please contact the law firm during normal business hours at (800) 240-8051 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You will NOT be considered a plaintiff in the case until you (1) complete BOTH forms, (2) receive a claim number, and (3) receive the email confirmation.

 

CONSENT TO JOIN COLLECTIVE ACTION

1. I agree to pursue my Fair Labor Standards Act claims arising out of work performed as an employee of the United States during the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018 in the lawsuit captioned Avalos, et al v. United States of America, No. 19-cv-0048, filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims.

2. I was require to perform work for the United States during the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018, but was not paid for that work on my regularly scheduled payday(s).

3. As of December 22, 2018, I was classified as “non-exempt” under the FLSA.

4. I consent, agree and opt in to become a plaintiff and to be bound to any judgment by the Court or any settlement of this action.

5. I designate attorneys in the Office of General Counsel, National Treasury Employees Union and attorneys from Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC to represent me for all purposes in this action pursuant to the terms of the Representation Agreement that I am simultaneously signing.

6. I also designate the representative plaintiffs (Eleazar Avalos, James Davis, Tony Brooks, and David Magaki, in addition to any other plaintiffs designated in the future as representative plaintiffs) as my agents to make decisions by majority vote on my behalf concerning the litigation, including as to any settlement agreements.

7. I agree to keep Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC informed of my up-to-date contact information including mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Once you click the next button you will be taken to the second form that you must complete to join the case (the representation agreement). You cannot hit the back button in the browser window after you hit the next button or it will delete your information and you will have to start over.