Sears Ordered To Pay Reassigned Workers Severance

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that Sears Holding Corp. made it impossible for a class of workers to receive benefits when they transitioned to a Sears home improvement subsidiary, ordering the company to make severance payments to them.

Judge Arthur J. Tarnow of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan found Sears used a methodology that improperly determined that the workers would be using the same skills and that the job switch would not involve a potential loss in earnings of more than...
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