Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
I see many recommending that government employees seek employment for the 1 day a week of furlough for the 22 weeks they will be without pay.
Please explain the ramifications of working part-time while employed as a full-time government employee. I understand that each state may have different regulations.
Check with your agency. My understanding is that some agencies prohibit furloughed employees from taking replacement work. Workers comp significant legal issues, particularly when it concerns employment for such a short time.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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