General Dynamics would have to cut 9,500 employees, which would cost the company $72 million.
The White House has said each government agency will pay the penalties and legal fees for any contractor who are sued.
That means the Defense Department could be looking at a $412 million bill for back pay, according to Ms. Furchtgott-Roth, plus more than $100 million in benefits — and that’s using a conservative estimate. A higher estimate has the federal government’s tab up closer to $1 billion.
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