Revisit Union Leave Policies After 7th Circ. Decision

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Titan Tire Corp of Freeport Inc. v. United Steel Workers, 734 F.3d 708 (7th Cir. 2013) has a number of employers and unions revisiting long-standing practices and contract language covering pay for employees on a union leave of absence. In its Nov. 1, 2013, decision, the Seventh Circuit held that an employer may not lawfully pay the salaries of former employees who are on leaves of absence from the company and working full-time for the union. In its decision, the...
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