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The Potential Downside of Unlimited PTO and Vacations


Federal law doesn’t require employers to pay for accrued time off once an employee leaves a position, while employment laws on this vary from state to state. “Some states do require vacation time that has been accrued to be paid out upon the employee’s departure, and other states do not have that requirement,” noted Paula Brantner, senior advisor at Workplace Fairness, a non-profit that promotes employee rights.

Today's Workplace more

West Virginia Teachers Are About to Stage a Statewide Strike. Here’s Why.

Michael Arria

Alaska will no longer allow workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage

Rebekah Entralgo

Disney is using 'tax cut bonus' to try to force union workers to accept low pay

Laura Clawson

Trump’s Worker Safety & Health Budget Again Undermines Worker Safety & Health

Jordan Barab

Trump Administration Should Rescind Proposal That Allows Bosses to Pocket Working People's Tips

Kenneth Quinnell

In the Courts more

CNH Industrial N.V. v. Reese

Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit misinterpreted the Supreme Court's decision in M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, thus creating a conflict with the decisions of other circuits and within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit itself, by employing rules of contract interpretation explicitly repudiated in Tackett to deem a general duration clause in the collective bargaining agreement ambiguous, and then using extrinsic evidence to hold the healthcare benefits of the retiree class vested for life. The Court held that because the decision was not consistent with Tackett, the petition for a writ of certiorari and the motions for leave to file briefs amici curiae are granted. They reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. See also:

February 21, 2018

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Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

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Google's firing of James Damore was legal, labor board says

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Miami-Dade Might Bar Employers From Retaliating Against Evacuated Employees

GOP Strands Labor Dept. in Tip Pool, as the Left Swarms

Calls for paid family leave are getting louder

The Tipped Minimum Wage Is Fueling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

Airlines Sue Washington State Over Paid Sick Leave Law

AT&T, Walmart Bolster Their Tax Savings in Paying Worker Bonuses

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