The case was reportedly the first furlough litigation to be argued by state attorneys since newly elected Governor Jerry Brown took office on January 3, the news source said.
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The CCPOA argued that federal labor laws were violated when employee pay was cut while furlough time off was deferred. The association said that this was the case because the employees do not receive full pay during a given pay cycle, the state has not properly kept payroll records and that the time worked during the day of unpaid furlough should count when calculating overtime compensation.
According to the Web site of the California Department of Industrial Relations, "California law requires all non-exempt employees be paid overtime after eight hours per day or 40 hours per week."