Jefferson County offices find furlough alternatives
Monday was the deadline for officials to submit alternative plans
By Dale Ellis
Four Jefferson County offices got the nod Monday to implement alternative financial plans without forcing employee furloughs.
Three -- the offices of Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., Circuit Clerk Lafayette Woods Sr. and Circuit Judge Earnest Brown -- submitted alternative plans to participate in the state's Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program, which allows employers to cut workers' hours by at least 10% and have the difference in their pay made up by unemployment compensation. READ MORE.