NJ Mandatory furloughs

Employees in New Jersey’s largest state-worker union overwhelmingly ratified a revised contract agreement on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 that defers a raise and trades furloughs this year for future vacation days. With a little over 13,000 votes cast online or by phone by the deadline, the margin was 69 percent to 31 percent according to

Yesterday, April 16, 2009, the Appellate Division conducted oral argument on the Emergency Temporary Layoff Rule. Specifically, the Appellate Division heard argument on the four appeals from the Civil Service Commission’s emergency rule authorizing temporary layoffs, also known as mandatory furloughs. The argument was conducted in the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown, New Jersey

Yesterday, April 15, 2009, Governor Corzine issued a press release announcing plans by the State department and agencies to implement one-day furloughs of state employees in May and June as a cost-saving measure.

Plans for implementing two furlough days in the current 2009 Fiscal Year were developed by the departments and submitted to the Governor’s