Md. Employee Furlough Plan Unconstitutional: Court
Prince George's County's employee furlough plan unilaterally reduced employee wages guaranteed by collective bargaining agreements, in violation of the contract clause of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. of the District of Maryland ruled Aug. 18.
“The court certainly appreciates the county’s inclination to avoid layoffs, given the difficult economic times...
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