Furlough provision - Largo
Request from Commissioner Mary Gray Black and Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert's response on provisions for furloughs.
- Shirley Frick, Mayor/Commission Secretary, City of Largo
To: Assistant City Manager Henry Schubert,
Thank you for your comments, from the Labor Attorney's office during the commission's executive meeting. Would you please site the Florida statute provision which allows municipalities to adjust the work schedule?
- Largo Commissioner Mary Gray Black
To: Commissioner Mary Gray Black,
I have consulted on two occasions with Attorney Thom Gonzalez on the issue of our ability to implement furloughs on our unionized employees. Thom has practiced labor and employment law, exclusively representing the management side, for approximately 30 years and has represented Largo for almost as long.
When I asked Thom for his opinion, I requested neither a written opinion nor a specific statutory citation or court decision. For your reference, public employee labor organizations are addressed in Chapter 447, Part II, of the Florida Statutes.
- Henry Schubert, Assistant City Manager, Largo
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