The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 15, 2011
Last 'special funds' furlough appeal set for September hearing

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 100602 yolo county gavel.jpgSan Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal has set Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. to hear oral arguments in California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment v. Schwarzenegger.

The case is the last chance for the appellate court to confirm one of three rulings by an Alameda Superior Court judge that state workers in so-called "special fund" departments were illegally furloughed.

Click here to see the court's case calendar.

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