Judge orders halt to Special Fund Agency furloughs

From the SacBee

An Alameda County judge today ordered back pay for tens of thousands of state workers he has said were illegally furloughed because they work in departments funded outside the general fund.

Judge Frank Roesch ordered the state to “immediately pay all employees of respondent departments and agencies their full salary without any reductions … and cease and desist the furlough of such employees.”

It does not say whether or not he will lift the stay that normally goes along with an appeal.