Even as a new court fight broke out Tuesday over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s order to cut the pay of most state workers to the federal minimum, the clock was ticking for affected workers. The good news for the roughly 200,000 workers whose pay is slated to drop to $7.25 per hour during the state’s budget deadlock is that, for most, the next payday is not until Aug. 1, buying time to press a fight.
Following are answers to other key questions about the minimum-wage order:
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