Former Democratic Assemblyman Michael Allen, who represented Napa County until last month, has been appointed to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a job that pays $128,109.
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced the appointment on Thursday.
Allen, a labor lawyer, represented Napa and the 7th District from 2010 through 2012. When redistricting split the district, he ran for re-election in November in the 10th Assembly District, but narrowly lost to Marc Levine.
As an assembly member, Allen had a base salary of $95,300.
The California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board is an independent administrative court system for workers and employers seeking to challenge decisions made by the Employment Development Department.