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    Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

    Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers - Yahoo! News
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget, but the state controller is refusing to comply.

    Director Debbie Endsley sent the order in a letter to the state controller, who refused a similar order two years ago. The matter is tied up in the appellate courts, leading the controller to say he will abide by whatever final ruling emerges, which could be years down the road. He said he can't follow the order now due to technical and legal issues.

    In a statement, Chiang said it was not possible with the state's current technology to pay some employees their full salaries and others minimum wage. He also said his office and the governor's have been working on a system upgrade, but it will not be ready until October 2012.

    Schwarzenegger's order, if implemented, could cost the state billions of dollars because the action would violate employment law, Roper said. He cited the which he says entitles a worker to "double damages" if an employer cuts pay to minimum wage.
    Part of me wants to say "great idea!" - but another part of me thinks it's ridiculous and they should serious go about things a different way.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

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    Part of me wants to say "great idea!" - but another part of me thinks it's ridiculous and they should serious go about things a different way.
    I say great idea as long as he counts himself as a state worker and lives the same kind of house a minimum wage worker would live in(kind of easy to take a pay cut if you live in the governors mansion and already a millionaire) . Hopefully he is not being a hypocrite and is including all state workers including himself and other politicians.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say great idea as long as he counts himself as a state worker and lives the same kind of house a minimum wage worker would live in(kind of easy to take a pay cut if you live in the governors mansion and already a millionaire) . Hopefully he is not being a hypocrite and is including all state workers including himself and other politicians.
    Except the part where the wage cut violates the law and will actually end up costing more money as a result.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

    Here's an easier solution which won't involve the technology... just don't pay them this month at all.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Here's an easier solution which won't involve the technology... just don't pay them this month at all.
    That is also illegal.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That is also illegal.
    Agreed - but it's an easier version of the illegal activity than trying to get the state's paroll system to change 200,000 workers pay rate to the minimum wage. Arnie could just shut down the government... if they're not working, no need to pay them, right?
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