Thursday, April 29, 2010

Governor Denied of Consolidating Furlough Cases

Officials, as well as employers, should be cautious in enforcing orders concerning the worker’s welfare and income as they may unknowingly violate the rights of these workers who are entitled to these rights and should be treated fairly.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was denied of his appeal to consolidate cases filed against him in connection with his executive orders to enforce furloughs around the state.

The Supreme Court rejected the governor’s appeal to transfer and combine the cases filed against him for enforcing furloughs that would force workers to take days off without pay.

In his appeal, Schwarzenegger says that all furlough cases filed against him points to a single issue which challenges his authority and capacity as the governor to enforce furloughs on state employees through an executive order.

The state-mandated furlough was earlier deemed to be unconstitutional by courts.