The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 18, 2011
Appellate court delays furlough arguments until September

100602 yolo county gavel.jpgA hearing in the last undecided "special fund" furlough case in San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal has been delayed until September.

California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment v. Schwarzenegger was set for hearing on Aug. 3. There's no specific date set for the September debate. The court will do that later, according to a notice published just a few minutes ago.

The case appeals the third of three key furlough decisions issued in 2009 by Alameda Judge Frank Roesch that found furloughing workers in so-called "special fund" departments was illegal. His decisions against the state in the first two cases have been either partially or entirely overturned.


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