1st Circ. Nixes Part Of Mass. Sick Law For Railroad Workers

Law360, New York (June 23, 2017, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit ruled Friday that key portions of Massachusetts’ law providing earned sick-time for employees don’t apply to railroad workers in the state, saying the law is preempted by the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

A three-judge panel partially affirmed a ruling by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton awarding summary judgment to CSX Transportation Inc. and other railroad industry giants after concluding that the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law was preempted by the 1938 Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act and could not be enforced against...
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