Judge rules no pay for Illinois workers without state budget

A Cook County judge has ruled Illinois may not continue to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
    
Judge Diane Joan Larsen ruled Tuesday that Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger may pay only some workers who are covered under a federal law. Those workers would receive federal minimum wage plus overtime.
    
But attorneys for Munger say it would take the state as long as a year to determine which employees would be paid under federal law and how much.
    
They say that effectively means no workers will be paid until Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature approve a budget.
    
Attorney General Lisa Madigan had asked the judge to clarify what state government is obligated to pay without an approved budget for the fiscal year that started July 1.

Related Articles

Maria to cause dangerous currents along US coast Hurricane Maria is expected to soon create dangerous waves and strong rip currents along parts of the southeast U.S. coast as the Category 3 storm mov...
Praise The Lard celebrates 30 years of barbecue Seventy-nine of the best grill masters from around the globe have set up their grills in Murphysboro for the 30th annual Praise The Lard Barbecue Comp...
Missouri governor headed to China, South Korea Gov. Eric Greitens will begin his first trade mission Saturday when he and First Lady Sheena Greitens leave for China and South Korea, his office anno...
Illinois governor vetoes data privacy measure Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation requiring mobile applications that track user locations to get permission first and to outline how t...