Friday, July 02, 2010

Gilb v. Chiang (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2010)

You can't get more timely than this.

Yesterday, the Governator said that he was going to defer salary payments for state workers and pay them only minimum wage for now. The Controller said he wasn't going to follow this order because (inter alia) it's illegal.

Today, the Court of Appeal issued a published opinion on this exact same issue -- albeit in the context of the identical dispute two years ago -- holding that the Controller has to follow such an order and can't merely disregard it.

Who says opinions are always boring and irrelevant?