Bloomberg Law
April 1, 2019, 1:34 PMUpdated: April 1, 2019, 6:25 PM

Supreme Court Won’t Review Alaska Airlines Family Leave Case (1)

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Alaska Airlines won’t be able to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal labor law takes precedence over a Washington state law that allows workers to use earned leave to care for a sick family member.

A decision in the case could have affected every industry in which workers are governed by collective bargaining agreements and also protected by state leave laws, Alaska Airlines argued in a petition for high court review denied April 1.

In August, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 6-5 that flight attendant Laura Masserant, a member of the Association ...