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CA gov puts all state employees on minimum wage

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Sacramento bee:

    the governator has decreed all state workers will be paid minimum wage $7.25/hour except doctors and lawyers who are exempt from federal minimum wage they will work for free.:eek::eek::eek:[slow][gun2][whipem][gun2][mex]taser1[whipem]

    Schwarzenegger orders minimum wage for state workers

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    By Jon Ortiz
    Published: Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 4:37 pm
    Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    <!-- CLOSE: #story_header --> The Schwarzenegger administration today ordered State Controller John Chiang to reduce state worker pay for July to the federal minimum allowed by law -- $7.25 an hour for most state workers.
    The instructions from the Department of Personnel Administration exclude roughly 37,000 state workers in six bargaining units that recently came to tentative labor agreements with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    Some employees, such as doctors and lawyers, would get no pay because federal exempts them from any minimum wage requirement. Managers, supervisors and others who don't get paid for working more than 40 hours per week would receive $455 per week until a budget deal got done.
    Schwarzenegger has invoked a 2003 state Supreme Court decision as grounds for the move. That ruling, White v. Davis, held that without a budget that appropriates money for state payroll, employee wages can be withheld to the federal minimum. That condition exists today, which is the start of the 2010-11 fiscal year and the state is without a budget. The back pay would be paid once a budget is enacted.
    The administration issued similar instructions to Chiang during a budget impasse in 2008. The controller refused to comply over concerns that doing so would violate federal law. He also asserted that the state's decades-old computerized payroll system couldn't handle the complexities of changing the pay for 240,000 state workers affected by the governor's instruction.
    Calls to the Controller's office seeking comment were not immediately returned.
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Ol' Schwartzie is about to find MT offices and major increases in unemployment bennie applications. Hm. About that budget, Ahnolt ---
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Gee, did the obamadollars run out...?
  4. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Not that it makes any difference to him but will his paycheck be for about $800 in July?

    Any bets on whether or not he's exempt?

  5. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    IMO all gov employees should get minimum wage. They get enough vacation days already.

    I bet min wage would be $50/hr if that were the case.
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