NYC Schools Beat $100M Bus Driver Pension Row In 2nd Circ.

Law360 (December 11, 2018, 9:03 PM EST) -- The New York City Department of Education has beaten claims that it owed school bus drivers $100 million in pension payments, with the Second Circuit upholding a New York federal judge's ruling that the agency had no obligation to contribute to the drivers' retirement fund.

The Second Circuit signed off on U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel's decision to toss claims that the DOE and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181‐1061 were joint employers of New York City's school bus drivers, a designation that would have put DOE on the hook for pension payments.

An appellate panel wrote Monday that the...

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