Governmental entities play a vital role in upholding federal labor and employment regulations and would face significant disruption in the event of a government shutdown. In September, we provided a brief review on how a shutdown would affect the government agencies that enforce federal labor and employment laws — the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Department of Labor (DOL); and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If a government shutdown occurs later this week, the agencies’ contingency plans, discussed in the September 2023 post, will take effect and both the processing of employment claims and employment litigation involving the government will be impacted.