Mass. AG Says Parts Of Sick-Time Law Apply To Railroads
Law360 (February 21, 2018, 5:32 PM EST) -- The Massachusetts attorney general told a federal judge Tuesday that certain sections of a state law providing earned sick-time for employees aren’t preempted by the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act and that enforcing them against railroads won’t interfere with interstate commerce.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey slammed an attempt by CSX Transportation Inc., Amtrak and other railroads to have the district court declare that the state’s entire earned sick-time law, not just one section, is preempted by the RUIA.
Healey also filed a cross-motion for summary judgment saying that three subsections of the law related to employees’ use of accrued sickness...
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