Friday, July 9, 2010

Schwarzenegger Demands Chiang to pay Minimum Wage

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has recently filed legal documents with the Sacramento Superior Court that should force Controller John Chiang to pay state employees the minimum wage as the state budget is yet to be released. Chiang earlier refused to follow the governor’s order due to the state’s payroll technology and that it will violate federal labor laws.

In the documents filed by the Department of Personnel Administration, the administration wants to stop Chiang from paying state employees their full salaries as no budget has been released yet for the month of July.

The governor’s request came in order to bridge the $19.1 billion deficit in the state’s budget as the workers will receive back pays as soon as the budget has been released.