Kaiser Says It Can Pay Benefits To Workers On Union Leave

Law360, San Francisco (January 28, 2014, 5:37 PM EST) -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. on Tuesday urged a California federal judge to dump a union's lawsuit accusing the company of illegally paying benefits to workers who went on leave to campaign for a rival union, arguing that the practice doesn't violate the Labor Management Relations Act.

Existing case law has found that it's legal under the LMRA's Section 302 for employers to let workers go on union-related leave — even if the unions don't reimburse them for salary and benefits paid to those workers while...
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