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California: Court rules workers' comp furloughs illegal
SF Chronicle ^ | June 13, 2010 | Bob Egelko

Posted on 06/13/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

About 7,900 state workers' compensation employees were furloughed illegally by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last year and are entitled to $25 million in back pay, a state appeals court ruled Friday.

A state law that exempts employees of the State Compensation Insurance Fund from hiring freezes and staff cutbacks also prohibits Schwarzenegger from cutting their workweeks, said the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco.

The court endorsed a ruling in March by another appellate panel that found Schwarzenegger acted illegally when he furloughed about 500 lawyers and hearing officers employed by the same insurance fund. Friday's ruling applies to all the fund's employees.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca; cabudget; california; failure; furlough; schwarzenegger; seiu; socialism; unions
The Parasite Protection Act.
1 posted on 06/13/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Here it comes, the final transformation of California into Greece.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 7:34:25 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Some people are more equal than others.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 7:35:40 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wouldn’t it be less painful if California just nuked itself?


4 posted on 06/13/2010 7:35:47 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No problem tell the court to write the check out of their budget.


5 posted on 06/13/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kinda reminds me of bankruptcy proceedings. Everybody lining up to be priority claimants to see who gets paid 1st out of a too small pot of assets.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 7:36:54 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

not to worry,

comrade obama

is going to bail out california

in order to re-elect boxer and brown.

si.

/s


7 posted on 06/13/2010 7:38:03 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Same in NY. The state legislators finally agreed on a budget.

The unions rushed to the judges and the whole plan was overturned.

Seems clear that the activist judges are now in control of our destiny.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 7:38:23 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A law that makes it illegal to lay off workers when there is no work? Unbelievable.


9 posted on 06/13/2010 7:39:35 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: tsmith130

“Wouldn’t it be less painful if California just nuked itself?”

I’ll munch to that only if the center of the explosion is Pelosi’s house (with her inside).


10 posted on 06/13/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bump


11 posted on 06/13/2010 7:41:09 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: Carley

Judges are appointed, in most states. When they assume the stance of promoting taxes, they are in effect taxing without representation. Seems to me that is enough for a legal revolution.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 7:41:51 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: org.whodat

Another IOU ??

LOL!!


13 posted on 06/13/2010 7:41:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

IOU a chargeoff.

Ahnold ;-)


14 posted on 06/13/2010 7:42:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Maybe it’s time to layoff a few judges?


15 posted on 06/13/2010 7:44:43 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Must be nice having a job where you don't have to actually have to accomplish anything, but you have judicially mandated employment for life that not even a Governor can touch and mandatory yearly raises with platinum benefits
16 posted on 06/13/2010 7:49:15 AM PDT by apillar
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To: hoosierham

Some people are more equal than others.

::::::::::

Animal Farm at its best. Our “ruling class” in living color.


17 posted on 06/13/2010 7:50:49 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: jpsb

” Maybe it’s time to layoff a few judges? “

About 60% of them ;-)


18 posted on 06/13/2010 7:52:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Arnold!
FURLOUGH THE JUDICIARY!!!!!!

That will save much more than just money!


19 posted on 06/13/2010 7:56:49 AM PDT by G Larry (Democrats expedite the Destruction of America)
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To: G Larry
The ground work done by progressive while those of us in flyover country spent our time defending our belief in the Nation, the men and women in the military and basic family values is now paying off for the left.

The last presidential election cycle, fueled by a biased press, focused on personalities when in fact it was about the vacancies to come on the Supreme Court.

The real harm will come after Sotomayer and Kagan never once support the Constitution.

20 posted on 06/13/2010 8:18:28 AM PDT by highpockets
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Example of the communists Court that is running the State. We the people and our elected Administration no longer have a voice since the Courts decide what we can or can not do and our voice is null.


21 posted on 06/13/2010 8:40:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

just had the experience of shopping around for a new worker’s comp carrier - I get the impression that CA businesses are bailing left and right from the state run insurance. Wonder what they will do when they have no more customers? Hire more workers???


22 posted on 06/13/2010 8:49:50 AM PDT by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: org.whodat

There was a similar ruling here in New York State recently. All these judges are doing is hastening the end of unions as public disgust increase every time this happens.
How is an out of work person,even a lib,supposed to feel when those people are keeping their jobs but being asked to sacrifice while work is so difficult to find overall?


23 posted on 06/13/2010 9:24:45 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I can't imagine anything more remediatory than unemployed lawyers.
24 posted on 06/13/2010 12:30:15 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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