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Arbitrator Affirms Employer’s Implementation of California Paid Sick Leave

A major packaging industry client was faced with a grievance from its union regarding the application of the new California paid sick leave law under the terms of the existing collective bargaining agreement. The union contended the company’s implementation of paid sick leave under the new law violated bargaining unit members’ entitlement to holiday pay under the labor contract. Although the law in this area is yet to develop, we were able to secure the arbitrator’s denial of the grievance.

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