Union Workers Should Get Travel Pay: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (June 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has ruled in a case involving mining and construction company Kiewit Pacific Corp. that California union employees who are mandated by their employers to travel from gathering sites to their job locations must be compensated for their travel time unless their contracts say otherwise.

In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a decision that found state labor rules, which allowed private employees in construction and other fields to be paid for employer-required travel time, did not...
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