Saturday, August 21, 2010

California State Budget Crunch Brings Back Furlough Fridays

The California Supreme Court agreed to allow furloughs to resume on Friday, until they have enough time to thoroughly review the case. The judges must decide whether or not Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has the right to order unpaid days off for state workers. reports:

    150,000 state workers will take an unpaid day off Friday in an effort to curb the state's budget crisis. Furloughing state employees three days a month will save $150 million a month.

    The California Supreme Court cleared the way for furloughs to resume Wednesday, saying furloughs can resume while it reviews whether the governor has the authority to mandate unpaid days off for state employees.

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently ordered workers to be furloughed three days a month, following a previous round that ended in June.

    It's a move that has an impact on the private sector as well as state employees.

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