California State Employees Pay Cut to Minimum Wage – Proposed b
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – which created the federal minimum wage standard and was implemented for the protection and benefit of workers.As if things weren’t bad enough for workers in California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is suggesting a dramatic pay cut for more than 200,000 state employees that would take their pay down to California’s minimum wage rate of $8.00 per hour. California’s state workers have already been subjected to unpaid monthly furlough days for more than a year. The Governor’s latest attempt to help California out of its estimated $19 billion budget deficit was somewhat ironically announced on the eve of the 72nd anniversary of the
A spokesman the state controller announced that the state will continue “paying employees their full salary” so as not to risk any potential violation of overtime and retirement-contribution laws.