January 31, 2018 / 1:15 AM / 10 months ago

Mass. Supreme Court says accrued sick leave not 'wages'

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that under state law, unused sick leave is not a form of wages that must be paid out to workers at the time they leave their jobs.

A unanimous four-judge panel on Monday reversed a state judge who had granted summary judgment to Tze-Kit Mui, a former electrician for the Massachusetts Port Authority, on claims that the agency was required to pay him nearly $50,000 for sick leave he had accrued over 24 years immediately upon his retirement.

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